18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fort Wayne
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Pigeon Forge
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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and then browse the collection at Allen County Public Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Wayne attractions planning website.

Detroit to Fort Wayne is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. July in Fort Wayne sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum ©
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site ©
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Omaha tour planner.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Omaha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Indianapolis to Omaha, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Double Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner.

Getting from Omaha to Arches National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Arches National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Omaha in July, you will find days in Arches National Park are a bit warmer (97°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Arches National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 81°F and lows about 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 8th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, then take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): stroll through Jenny Lake Trail, then stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, then stroll through Taggart Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Taggart Lake ©
Taggart Lake

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Uncle Tom's Trail and Lone Star Geyser are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Old Faithful and Mystic Falls Trail. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, take in the natural beauty of Midway Geyser Basin, admire the sheer force of Tower Fall, and take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Estes Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Images of Rocky Mountain National Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Estes Park trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Estes Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, things will get a bit warmer in Estes Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, then look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then examine the collection at National Ballpark Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online tour planner.

Drive from Estes Park to Denver in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum ©
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, see the interesting displays at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Colorado Springs to Oklahoma City. Traveling from Colorado Springs in July, expect Oklahoma City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 93°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ©
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

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Nashville

Nashville ©

Music City U.S.A.

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 (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, then steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nashville tour planner.

Fly from Oklahoma City to Nashville in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Nashville

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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Pigeon Forge

Center of Fun in the Smokies

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 19th (Sun): sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally do a tasting at Mill Bridge Winery. On the next day, make a splash at Dollywood and then identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Nashville to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Pigeon Forge due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing
Dollywood ©
Dollywood

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