21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 day
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Denver
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 day
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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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 28th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in the views from Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and finally appreciate the history behind Athena Statue.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville trip tool.

New York City to Nashville is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville. In September, daytime highs in Nashville are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill)
Athena Statue
Athena Statue

1
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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 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio and then explore the galleries of Graceland.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip planner.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Memphis, with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 1st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then examine the collection at Escape My Room New Orleans, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Memphis to New Orleans in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in October, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (66°F), and nights are a bit warmer (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 3rd (Thu), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, then see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

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Drive from New Orleans to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Water Wall ©
Water Wall
National Museum of Funeral History ©
National Museum of Funeral History

1
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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin trip maker.

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Austin, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Washington Park and National Ballpark Museum. Take a break from Denver with a short trip to Guanella Pass in Georgetown, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at Golden History Museum & Park, and examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary website.

Getting from Austin to Denver by car takes about 16.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Austin, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Denver, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Guanella Pass, Golden History Museum & Park
Highlights from your plan
Guanella Pass ©
Guanella Pass
Washington Park ©
Washington Park
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the natural beauty of West Thumb Geyser Basin, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denver in October, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, around 25°F, while days are colder, around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Lookout Point ©
Lookout Point

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): walk around Liberty Park, examine the collection at Church History Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get much hotter in Salt Lake City: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Church History Museum ©
Church History Museum
Liberty Park ©
Liberty Park

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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 11th (Fri): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then get great views at Lipan Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Powell Point, get great views at Yaki Point, and then admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then examine the collection at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, and then ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phoenix holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Phoenix at 91°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting ©
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Nethercutt Collection and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip app.

Getting from Phoenix to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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