31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Memphis
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New Orleans
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Denver
— 5 nights
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Kansas City
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Nashville
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Maryville
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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.
Take a break from Memphis with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Graceland, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, look for gifts at Lansky, and make a trip to The Peabody Ducks.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip site.

Knoxville to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Memphis are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos

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New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Louisiana Children's Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planner.

Fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 80°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Sedona

— 5 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum (in Winslow) and Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite (in Clarkdale). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some photo ops at 911 Memorial, trek along Oak Creek Canyon, and delve into the mystery of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Sedona in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Sedona. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Denver.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Denver

— 5 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Boulder Book Store (in Boulder), Pikes Peak - America's Mountain (in Cascade) and Colorado Springs (United States Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, &more). The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip maker app.

Getting from Sedona to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sedona in July, with highs in Denver at 87°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kansas City is known for museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, and see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Denver to Kansas City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Denver in July since evenings lows in Kansas City dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nashville

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Mammoth Cave National Park (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Mammoth Cave). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and admire the landmark architecture of Nashville Parthenon.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Nashville itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Kansas City to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Maryville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Maryville

— 3 nights
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Get out of town with these interesting Maryville side-trips: Santeetlah Lake (in Robbinsville) and Cades Cove (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park). The adventure continues: cruise along Cherohala Skyway, browse for treasures at Antique Outlet Mall, take some stellar pictures from Look Rock Tower, and do a tasting at Blue Goose Farm and Vineyards.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Maryville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Maryville takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Maryville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.