8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Denver
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Tempe
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Independence
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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Denver

Denver ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): engage your brain at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Denver travel itinerary creator.

Atlanta to Denver is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Denver, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in September: high temperatures in Denver hover around 79°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tempe.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
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Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©

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night
Tempe

Tempe ©
Tempe, also known as Hayden's Ferry during the territorial times of Arizona, is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2010 population of 161,719. On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Wonderland and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Arizona.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tempe trip generator.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Tempe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Denver in September, things will get warmer in Tempe: highs are around 101°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Tempe

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Butterfly Wonderland
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Butterfly Wonderland ©
Butterfly Wonderland

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nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): engage your brain at National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, meet the residents at Albuquerque Biological Park, and then get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Albuquerque custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tempe to Albuquerque takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of tram, bus, and train. Traveling from Tempe in September, things will get a bit cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around 83°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Independence.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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nights
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Independence online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Albuquerque to Independence. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Independence due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Independence

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Safari Zoological Park, Dalton Defenders Museum
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Safari Zoological Park ©
Safari Zoological Park
Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum ©
Dalton Defenders Museum ©
Dalton Defenders Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Independence to Memphis in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Independence in September, Memphis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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