18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Asheville
— 2 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Fort Smith
— 1 night
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
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Yuma
— 1 night
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Coronado
— 3 nights

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Biltmore, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, and finally explore the striking landscape of The North Carolina Arboretum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville tour planner.

Richmond to Asheville is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Asheville

Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 28th (Thu): see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Plantation, and finally stroll around Centennial Park. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, then contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Asheville to Nashville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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Fort Smith

Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery, then browse the exhibits of The Clayton House, and finally head outdoors with Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Wiederkehr Wine Cellars and then do a tasting at Chateau Aux Arc Winery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort Smith trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Fort Smith takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amarillo trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort Smith to Amarillo. Traveling from Fort Smith in May, Amarillo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 50°F. You'll set off for Albuquerque on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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Albuquerque

Duke City

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.
On the 1st (Mon), look for gifts at The Candy Lady, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and finally wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque trip planner.

Drive from Amarillo to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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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 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. When traveling from Albuquerque in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 85°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 42°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Get outdoors at Cathedral Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel of the Holy Cross and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Sedona: Montezuma Castle National Monument (in Camp Verde) and Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum (in Winslow). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, shop like a local with Village Gallery of Local Artists, and trek along Oak Creek Canyon.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, you will find days in Sedona are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are much hotter (68°F). You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yuma.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Yuma

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You can drive from Sedona to Yuma in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in June, with highs in Yuma at 106°F and lows at 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Coronado.

Things to do in Yuma

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Coronado

Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Dog Beach, and then head off the coast to Coronado Island. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Star Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand State Beach, and then play a few rounds at Coronado Municipal Golf Course.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coronado trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yuma to Coronado takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Yuma to Coronado, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yuma in June, plan for cooler days in Coronado, with highs around 72°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 63°F. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coronado

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.