7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Tulsa
— 1 night
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Memphis
— Few hours
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 day
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Columbus
— 1 night
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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel tool.

San Jose to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Jose, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 101°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Grand Canyon National Park

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 24th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio, trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point and then cruise along Point Imperial Drive.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Albuquerque

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.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque visit planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 88°F and lows are around 64°F. You will leave for Tulsa on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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Tulsa

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Nut House.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tulsa itinerary planner.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Tulsa in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Tulsa. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Memphis.

Things to do in Tulsa

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Memphis

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.
To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Memphis, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 73°F at night. You'll set off for Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and then look for all kinds of wild species at Quiet Walkways.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in August, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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Columbus

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Early Television Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Columbus trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Columbus in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.