24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Paducah
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Taos
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Moab
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati


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1
night
Paducah

Paducah ©
Paducah is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then examine the collection at Paducah Distilled Spirits, then examine the collection at River Discovery Center, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Moonshine Company.

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Cincinnati to Paducah is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Paducah. In September in Paducah, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Paducah

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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River Discovery Center ©
River Discovery Center
St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church ©
Paducah Distilled Spirits ©
Paducah Distilled Spirits

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. Escape the urban bustle at Hampson Museum State Park and Overton Park. And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lichterman Nature Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Memphis online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Paducah to Memphis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paducah in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Lichterman Nature Center ©
Lichterman Nature Center

6
nights
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 outdoors at Pecos National Historical Park and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Get some cultural insight at Bradbury Science Museum and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Fe: El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo), Jemez Hot Springs: Home of The Giggling Springs (in Jemez Springs) and Los Alamos History Museum (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum, take a stroll through Barrio de Analco, and learn about winemaking at The Wine Spot.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Memphis in September, expect Santa Fe to be little chillier, temps between 80°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Golf

Side Trips

Jemez Springs, Los Alamos, El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Valles Caldera National Preserve ©
Valles Caldera National Preserve
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

6
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Philmont Scout Ranch and Goose Lake Trail. Vivac Winery and Enchanted Circle Pottery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Taos: Cimarron Canyon State Park (in Eagle Nest) and Black Mesa Winery (in Velarde). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wheeler Peak Wilderness, learn about winemaking at Black Mesa Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Taos Clay Studio, and appreciate the history behind Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Taos online holiday planner .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Taos in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Taos, with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Taos

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Goose Lake Trail, Cimarron Canyon State Park, Vivac Winery, Philmont Scout Ranch, Wheeler Peak Wilderness
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Cimarron Canyon State Park ©
Cimarron Canyon State Park
Philmont Scout Ranch ©
Philmont Scout Ranch
Wheeler Peak Wilderness ©
Wheeler Peak Wilderness

6
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Riverway Recreation Area and Sand Dune Arch. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Park Avenue Trail and Gemini Bridges. Change things up with these side-trips from Moab: Double O Arch (in Arches National Park) and Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum (in Gateway). Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Slickrock Bike Trail, stroll through Double Down Bike Shop, look and learn at RedRock Astronomy, and view the masterpieces at Tom Till Gallery.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moab visit planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Taos to Moab takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taos in September: high temperatures in Moab hover around 84°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Gateway Colorado Automobile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Slickrock Bike Trail ©
Slickrock Bike Trail
Sand Dune Arch ©
Sand Dune Arch
Double O Arch ©
Double O Arch

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