8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Palm Springs
Fly
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Flagstaff
Drive
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Santa Fe
Fly
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Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Nashville
— 1 day
Drive
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Charleston
— 1 night
Drive
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Pittsburgh
Fly

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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Fri), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, then examine the collection at Exploratorium, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ignatius Church.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Palm Springs.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Palm Springs

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs road trip tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Palm Springs by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 106°F by day to 75°F at night. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 13th (Sun).
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Flagstaff

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
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Traveling by flight from Palm Springs to Flagstaff takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Palm Springs in June, things will get colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 82°F and lows about 45°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Santa Fe.
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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.
For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe vacation tool.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Santa Fe is somewhat warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of 89°F and lows of 56°F. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to Little Rock.
Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Little Rock — 1 night

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to One Thai Spa, then take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Old State House Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Testament: The Little Rock Nine Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Little Rock road trip planning tool.

Fly from Santa Fe to Little Rock in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Little Rock. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Little Rock, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.
Historic Sites · Museums

Memphis — 1 night

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 see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Memphis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. You'll set off for Nashville on the 15th (Tue).
Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Nashville — 1 day

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pigeon Forge.
Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Pigeon Forge — 2 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Moon Pie General Store, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fowler's Clay Works. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster and then find something for the whole family at Dollywood.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Pigeon Forge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. June in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Charleston.
Theme Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips

Charleston — 1 night

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take a stroll around Culture Center and then get engrossed in the history at West Virginia State Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Charleston trip website.

You can drive from Pigeon Forge to Charleston in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.
Museums · Shopping
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Pittsburgh

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pittsburgh vacation planner.

You can drive from Charleston to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Charleston in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Pittsburgh: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 62°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).
Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.