8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Scranton
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Hartford
— 1 night
Fly
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Breckenridge
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Denver International Airport, Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Fly

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Scranton

Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Historical Catholic Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Scranton travel website.

Newark to Scranton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in July, Scranton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Scranton

Museums · Historic Sites

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 1 night

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 2nd (Thu): walk around Chimneys Picnic Area, take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, then hike along Alum Cave Trail, and finally pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Getting from Scranton to Great Smoky Mountains National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Great Smoky Mountains National Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hartford.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Hartford

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hartford, use our trip itinerary maker.

Hartford is just a stone's throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Hartford

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Breckenridge

— 2 nights

Colorado's Kingdom

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 4th (Sat), go for a walk through Fairy Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wellington Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vail Recreation Path, then take in the pleasant sights at Vail Pass Path, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge attractions site.

Fly from Hartford to Breckenridge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Hartford to Breckenridge. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Hartford in July: high temperatures in Breckenridge hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
On the 6th (Mon), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning site.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Breckenridge to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Breckenridge in July, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend, and finally enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon - Indoor Shooting Experience.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Page: temperatures range from 98°F by day to 73°F at night. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theme Parks
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.