22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Knoxville
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Little Rock
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 4 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ijams Nature Center, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally see the interesting displays at Smoky Mountain Knife Works. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, and then stroll through Grotto Falls Parking.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Knoxville trip planner.

Charlotte to Knoxville is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Knoxville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Knoxville

— 1 night

Marble City

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Ijams Nature Center, then take an in-depth tour of Bush's Visitor Center, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Forbidden Caverns.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville journey maker site.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Nashville

— 4 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Museum-lovers will get to explore RCA Studio B and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Carter House in Franklin, approximately Franklin away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, visit Downtown Franklin, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, and admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Nashville journey site.

Getting from Knoxville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Knoxville to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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 15th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

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 17th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then examine the collection at Historic Arkansas Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Little Rock online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Little Rock takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Historic Sites

Albuquerque

— 4 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petroglyph National Monument and Museum of International Folk Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Santa Fe (San Miguel Chapel & Palace of the Governors). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, take an in-depth tour of Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

Find out how to plan Albuquerque trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can fly from Little Rock to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Little Rock in June, expect little chillier with lows of 64°F in Albuquerque. On the 22nd (Tue), you're off to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at West Fork Oak Creek Trail. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Slide Rock State Park, take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, and then hike along Broken Arrow Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Flagstaff takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in June, with highs in Flagstaff at 82°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bakersfield

— 1 night
On the 25th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Insect Lore's Bugseum, and then see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bakersfield trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Flagstaff to Bakersfield by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Bakersfield is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Flagstaff in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bakersfield, with highs around 96°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 68°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walt Disney Family Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. Step out of San Francisco to go to Mill Valley and see Muir Woods National Monument, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bakersfield to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be slightly colder, around 55°F, while days are cooler, around 71°F. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.