34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Little Rock
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 day
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Phoenix
— 1 day
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 day
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Sacramento
— 2 nights
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Smith River
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Post Falls
— 1 night
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Big Timber
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 day
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Asheville
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Memphis

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Parkin Archeological State Park, try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, then don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and finally go for a charming ride with The Carriage Company.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

Little River to Memphis is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Little River to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in November, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Memphis

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trips

Little Rock

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock online trip maker.

You can drive from Memphis to Little Rock in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Little Rock, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens, wander the streets of Bricktown, then take in the views from Skydance Bridge, and finally try to win big at Riverwind Casino.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City trip planner.

Getting from Little Rock to Oklahoma City by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. November in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Neighborhoods · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at The Candy Lady, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Phoenix

— 1 day
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 23rd (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, then surround yourself with nature on Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours, and then indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co..

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Phoenix trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Phoenix in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in November: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 78°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then trek along Devil's Bridge Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sedona planning site.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in November, with highs in Sedona at 64°F and lows at 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 26th (Thu), get great views at Mather Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then get a dose of the wild on Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours.

To plan Grand Canyon National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sedona in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 22°F at night. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park vacation builder site.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 68°F and 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, cruise along Artists Dr, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park online vacation maker.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 3rd (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then make a trip to Half Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Big Trees Golf Course and then get interesting insight from YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 46°F and lows at 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Richardson Bay Audubon Center, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and subway from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sacramento

— 2 nights

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, then do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Sac Brew Bike. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at California State Capitol Museum, grab your bike and head to American River Bicycle Trail, and then trek along Stevens Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sacramento day trip tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Sacramento takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Sacramento. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Smith River.

Things to do in Sacramento

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Smith River

— 1 night
Smith River is a census-designated place in Del Norte County, California, United States. On the 8th (Tue), try to win big at Lucky 7 Casino & Hotel and then stroll around Azalea Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Smith River itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to Smith River takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Sacramento, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Smith River, ranging from highs of 53°F to lows of 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Smith River

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trip

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 9th (Wed), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then admire the sheer force of Multnomah Falls, then surround yourself with nature on Volcano Lands - Private Tours, and finally stroll around Hyland Forest Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland planner.

You can drive from Smith River to Portland in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Portland is slightly colder than Smith River - with highs of 45°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Alki Beach, then pick up some local products at Pike Place Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Post Falls.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Post Falls

— 1 night
Post Falls is a city in Kootenai County, Idaho, between Coeur d'Alene and Spokane, Washington. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll around Q'emiln Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Post Falls journey tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Post Falls. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Seattle in December; daily highs in Post Falls reach 33°F and lows reach 23°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Timber.

Things to do in Post Falls

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Big Timber

Big Timber is a city in and the county seat of Sweet Grass County, Montana, United States. To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Big Timber trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Post Falls to Big Timber in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Post Falls in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Big Timber, with lows of 17°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Big Timber

Nature · Parks · Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Gardiner Road and Old Faithful. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Big Timber to Yellowstone National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Big Timber in December, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 23°F and lows about 3°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in December, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Kansas City

— 1 day

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then explore the galleries of Kaleidoscope, then wander the streets of Country Club Plaza, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Station.

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Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Kansas City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Kansas City: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Nashville

— 1 night

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 (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, and then sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nashville road trip website.

You can drive from Kansas City to Nashville in 9.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in December, expect Nashville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 53°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Asheville.

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Asheville

— 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Tumblestone Tours and Transportation, shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip maker.

Getting from Nashville to Asheville by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Nashville to Asheville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Asheville

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

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.