21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Exeter
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Custer
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Nashville
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h
End: Exeter

4
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Yellowstone National Park. Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful will get you outdoors. When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park journey maker website .

Exeter, UK to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 17-hour combination of train, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 7 hours. July in Yellowstone National Park sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yosemite Falls and Tioga Pass. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, hike along Lembert Dome, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park day trip planner .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 33°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Canyon Road and Santa Fe Plaza. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of International Folk Art and Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at New Mexico History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Santa Fe in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
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Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
New Mexico History Museum ©
New Mexico History Museum

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): engage your brain at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, then admire all the interesting features of Wildlife Loop Road, and then cruise along Iron Mountain Road. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Custer day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Custer in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Fe in July: high temperatures in Custer hover around 31°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Custer

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Presidential Trail
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Mammoth Site of Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Site of Hot Springs
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

2
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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of the city life by going to River Rafting & Tubing and Mount LeConte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Clingmans Dome and Bush's Beans Visitor Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gatlinburg: Tuckaleechee Caverns (in Townsend) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, experience the excitement of Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg travel planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Custer to Gatlinburg in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Custer to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in August: high temperatures in Gatlinburg hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Bush's Beans Visitor Center, Tuckaleechee Caverns
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Tuckaleechee Caverns ©
Tuckaleechee Caverns
Bush's Beans Visitor Center ©
Bush's Beans Visitor Center
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome

3
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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get some cultural insight at National Corvette Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Your inner history buff will appreciate Carnton and Lotz House Museum. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, admire the masterpieces at The Parthenon, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and explore the galleries of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Nashville. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, National Corvette Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
National Corvette Museum ©
National Corvette Museum