8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
4
Palo Alto
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dublin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and finally admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis online holiday planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Memphis is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to Memphis due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Memphis are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art ©
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and finally view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planning site .

You can fly from Memphis to Santa Fe in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Santa Fe. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Memphis in January: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 7°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 17th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, then trek along Bright Angel Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Hopi Point.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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nights
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
On the 19th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Mission San Juan Bautista, then explore the world behind art at Cantor Arts Center, and then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, identify plant and animal life at Ano Nuevo State Reserve, and then visit a coastal fixture at Pigeon Point Light Station.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Palo Alto trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Palo Alto in 12 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Palo Alto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Palo Alto are somewhat warmer (18°C), and nights are much warmer (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Pescadero, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Mission San Juan Bautista
Highlights from your plan
Cantor Arts Center ©
Cantor Arts Center
Mission San Juan Bautista ©
Mission San Juan Bautista
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

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