9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Grand Junction
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  17​h
2
Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  14​h 30​min
3
Sarasota
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Gainesville
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
5
Pigeon Forge
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Chattanooga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Grand Junction

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Denver trip simple and quick.

Grand Junction to Denver is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, then look for gifts at Memphis Music, and finally steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis tour builder site .

Getting from Denver to Memphis by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in November, with highs in Memphis at 63°F and lows at 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Beale Street ©
Beale Street
Memphis Music ©
Memphis Music

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at The Ringling.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Memphis to Sarasota takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Sarasota. Traveling from Memphis in November, expect Sarasota to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and design of University of Florida, look for all kinds of wild species at University of Florida Bat House, and then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Rainforest.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gainesville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Gainesville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sarasota in November, Gainesville is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Gainesville

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
University of Florida Bat House ©
University of Florida Bat House
University of Florida ©
University of Florida

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Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
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 (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then meet the residents at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and then make a splash at Dollywood.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Pigeon Forge trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Gainesville to Pigeon Forge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Gainesville in November, expect Pigeon Forge to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chattanooga.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gatlinburg
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Dollywood ©
Dollywood
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

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Chattanooga

Chattanooga ©
Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Ruby Falls, then meet the residents at Tennessee Aquarium, and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Mission Chattanooga.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chattanooga trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Chattanooga by car takes about 3 hours. In November in Chattanooga, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Chattanooga

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Escape Mission Chattanooga ©
Escape Mission Chattanooga
Tennessee Aquarium ©
Tennessee Aquarium
Ruby Falls ©
Ruby Falls

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Nashville

Nashville ©
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 18th (Sun): catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Nashville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Nashville. November in Nashville sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Nightlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Room Escape Games

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at City Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis tour planner.

You can fly from Nashville to Saint Louis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in November: high temperatures in Saint Louis hover around 56°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Forest Park ©
Forest Park

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