22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Wake Forest
— 1 night
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to Nashville International Airport
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Nashville
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rapid City
— 1 night
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Louisville
— 1 night
Drive
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Knoxville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wake Forest
— 1 night

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Wake Forest

— 1 night
Wake Forest is a town in Franklin and Wake counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Falls Lake State Recreation Area, then walk around E. Carroll Joyner Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Downtown Wake Forest.

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

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Wake Forest. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Nashville.

Things to do in Wake Forest

Parks · Nature

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Wake Forest to Nashville with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wake Forest to Nashville. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 nights

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 12th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Memphis Music.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Memphis itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Memphis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then wander the streets of Bricktown.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oklahoma City online journey maker.

You can fly from Memphis to Oklahoma City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Neighborhoods

Albuquerque

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip builder tool.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. July in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 16th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally get great views at Pipe Creek Vista. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point and then take a memorable drive along Cape Royal.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 104°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kindig It Design Inc., stroll through Mount Olympus Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and finally make a splash at Cowabunga Bay.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City day trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in July, with highs in Salt Lake City at 95°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Lewis Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Star Spring, and identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, then meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City route builder website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Rapid City, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and then pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

You can fly from Rapid City to Saint Louis in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rapid City to Saint Louis is 1 hour. Traveling from Rapid City in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Saint Louis. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and finally stop by Art Eatables.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Louisville road trip site.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Louisville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Louisville is 1 hour. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Knoxville.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Knoxville

— 2 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Explore Knoxville's surroundings by going to Pigeon Forge (Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster & Dollywood) and Hartford (River Rafting & Tubing & Zipline). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at East Tennesse Historical Society, make a trip to Market Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at First Baptist Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Knoxville day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Knoxville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July in Knoxville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Wake Forest.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Wake Forest

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Wake Forest Historical Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Winterpast Farm, and then trek along Beaverdam Recreation Area.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wake Forest trip builder site.

Getting from Knoxville to Wake Forest by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wake Forest

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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.