21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  6​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Elkin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Asheville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Highlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Murphy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Memphis

2
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood and Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Show Mall, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner .

Memphis to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Memphis - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach and then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Penzeys Spices and then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nature Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Penzeys Spices
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery and then fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then get a taste of the local shopping with Park City Main Street Historic District, then stop by Atticus Coffee Books & Teahouse, and finally view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City attractions planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Salt Lake City at 38°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Park City
Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
McMillen Fine Art Photography Gallery ©

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Chicago Cultural Center, look for gifts at Adagio Teas, and then take a stroll through The Loop.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in February: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 36°F and lows are around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Elkin.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Adagio Teas
Highlights from your plan
The Loop ©
The Loop
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

2
nights
Elkin

Elkin ©
Elkin is a town in Surry and Wilkes counties in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Menarick Vineyard & Winery and Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery. Step out of Elkin to go to North Wilkesboro and see Copper Barrel Distillery, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Antique Mall of the Foothills, do a tasting at Piccione Vineyards, and trek along Elkin Municipal Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Elkin road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chicago to Elkin. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Elkin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in Elkin hover around 51°F and lows are around 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Asheville.

Things to do in Elkin

Wineries Shopping Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ronda, Jones von Drehle Vineyards, Antique Mall of the Foothills, Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery, Stony Knoll Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Menarick Vineyard & Winery ©
Menarick Vineyard & Winery
Piccione Vineyards ©
Piccione Vineyards
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery ©
Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery

3
nights
Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Shop till you drop at Sunburst Market and Blue Spiral 1. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Noble Cider, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Southern Highland Craft Guild Folk Art Center, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Elkin to Asheville takes 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Asheville are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Highlands.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, Sunburst Market
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
The North Carolina Arboretum ©
The North Carolina Arboretum
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Highlands

Highlands ©
Highlands is an incorporated town in Macon County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Oaks Gallery at the Riverwood Shops, look for gifts at Country Traditions, then admire the sheer force of Dry Falls, and finally shop like a local with The Bascom. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Sunset Rock and Ravenel Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Secret Falls, and then hit the slopes at Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Highlands trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Asheville to Highlands in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In February, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Murphy.

Things to do in Highlands

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Dillsboro, Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Highlights from your plan
Dry Falls ©
Dry Falls
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center ©
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Country Traditions ©
Country Traditions

3
nights
Murphy

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and The Lavender Cottage & Garden. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marketplace Antiques and Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Get out of town with these interesting Murphy side-trips: Serenberry Vineyards (in Morganton), Wehrloom Honey (in Robbinsville) and Odom Springs Vineyards (in Blairsville). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Serenity Cellars and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bear Creek Adventures Mini Golf and Gem Mining.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Murphy trip maker .

Traveling by car from Highlands to Murphy takes 2 hours. In February in Murphy, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 30°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Murphy

Wineries Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Wehrloom Honey, Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, The Lavender Cottage & Garden, Serenberry Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Serenberry Vineyards ©
Serenberry Vineyards
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest ©
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Serenity Cellars ©
Serenity Cellars

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 13th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Center for Civil and Human Rights, then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by FoxTale Book Shoppe and then tee off at The Frog Golf Course.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Atlanta trip builder .

You can drive from Murphy to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Murphy in February, with highs in Atlanta at 59°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Outdoors Golf Nightlife

Side Trips

The Frog Golf Course, FoxTale Book Shoppe
Highlights from your plan
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
FoxTale Book Shoppe ©
FoxTale Book Shoppe

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