25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Branson
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Ventura
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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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.
Let the collections at Lotz House Museum and Carter House capture your imagination. Visit Belle Meade Plantation and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (Carnton & McLemore House). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and make a trip to The Parthenon.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planner.

Washington DC to Nashville is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter Catholic Church, meet the residents at Memphis Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and finally steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park, see the interesting displays at Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis road trip website .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hampson Archeological Museum State Park, Southern Tenant Farmers Museum
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Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park ©

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Thorncrown Chapel and The Shrine of the Holy Spirit. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. When in Branson, make a side trip to see Dogwood Canyon Nature Park in Lampe, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Table Rock Lake, have some family-friendly fun at Buster's Old Time Photos, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Branson trip planner .

Getting from Memphis to Branson by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, Branson is slightly colder than Memphis - with highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, Table Rock Lake
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
Get outdoors at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Branson to Grand Canyon National Park in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Branson to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Branson in June since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Titanic, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then take a stroll through The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 103°F by day to 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ventura.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

1
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Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, and then see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ventura road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Ventura takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Ventura hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Ventura

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Barbara, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path ©
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Portland

Portland ©
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.
Visiting Multnomah Falls and Ramona Falls Trail will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Starvation Creek Ridge Loop and Powell's City of Books. Venture out of the city with trips to Table Rock Wilderness (in Molalla), Little Zigzag Falls (in Government Camp) and Willamette National Forest (in Mill City).

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Ventura to Portland takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ventura in July, you will find days in Portland are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ramona Falls Trail, Willamette National Forest, Starvation Creek Ridge Loop, Multnomah Falls, Table Rock Wilderness
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Willamette National Forest ©
Willamette National Forest

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Safeco Field, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

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You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and Jenny Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Teton and Amphitheater Lake. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Teton Raptor Center, don't miss a visit to T.A. Moulton Barn, and take in the awesome beauty at Teton Point Turnout.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Jackson Hole in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jackson Hole, with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve ©
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
Jenny Lake ©
Jenny Lake

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New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 11th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, then contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online tour planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jackson Hole to New Orleans in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole to New Orleans, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jackson Hole in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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