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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Clarksdale
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Marfa
— 1 night
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Avalon
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights

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Nashville

Nashville ©

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.
On the 1st (Fri), wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and then get some jogging in at Centennial Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville online journey planner.

Asheville to Nashville is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January in Nashville, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

1
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Memphis

Memphis ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then get thoroughly spooked out with Backbeat Tours, and finally try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Memphis travel route builder tool.

Drive from Nashville to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Memphis, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Casinos · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Backbeat Tours ©
Backbeat Tours

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Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. On the 4th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of The Delta Blues Museum, then stop by Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, and finally make a trip to The Crossroad. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, take an in-depth tour of Delta Cultural Center, and then stroll the grounds of Helena Confederate Cemetery.

Start your trip to Clarksdale by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Memphis to Clarksdale in 1.5 hours. In January in Clarksdale, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art ©
Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art
Helena Confederate Cemetery ©
Helena Confederate Cemetery
Delta Cultural Center ©
Delta Cultural Center

3
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Austin

Austin ©

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Popular historic sites such as Texas State Capitol and The Driskill are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at South Congress Avenue and Wild About Music. Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Guadalupe Brewing Company (in New Braunfels) and Natural Bridge Caverns (in San Antonio). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of 6th Street, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Austin trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Clarksdale to Austin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Clarksdale in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 63°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Ballroom Marfa, admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse, then take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Judd Foundation. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Marfa and Presidio County Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Davis Mountains State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and finally stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marfa online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Austin to Marfa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Austin in January, things will get slightly colder in Marfa: highs are around 57°F and lows about 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Marfa

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ballroom Marfa ©
Ballroom Marfa
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mountains State Park ©
Davis Mountains State Park

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Avalon

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Step out of the city life by going to Catalina Island Company and Catalina Island Conservancy. And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, explore the world behind art at Catalina Island Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and indulge in some culinary diversions at Catalina Food Tours.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Marfa to Avalon. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Marfa to Avalon. Traveling from Marfa in January, Avalon is much warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Avalon

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Catalina Food Tours ©
Catalina Food Tours
Catalina Island Conservancy ©
Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater ©
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and then steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then get engrossed in the history at General George S. Patton Memorial Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Avalon to Joshua Tree National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Avalon in January since evenings lows in Joshua Tree National Park dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then wander the streets of Canyon Road, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Santa Fe and then do a tasting at Gruet Winery.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe by car takes about 7.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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