20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Customize plan

Route & dates

20 days in United States Itinerary

Dallas
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Little Rock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Nashville
— 5 nights
bus:  4​h 45​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dallas

2
days
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Crater of Diamonds State Park as well as Hot Springs National Park. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bathhouse Soapery, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then examine the collection at The Galaxy Connection, and finally admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs road trip planning site .

Dallas to Hot Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in February, things will get a bit cooler in Hot Springs: highs are around 54°F and lows about 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crater of Diamonds State Park
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Hot Springs.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Hot Springs National Park ©
Hot Springs National Park
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) ©
Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center)
Crater of Diamonds State Park ©
Crater of Diamonds State Park

1
day
Little Rock

Little Rock
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Arkansas River Trail as well as William J Clinton Library and Museum. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of William J Clinton Library and Museum and then stroll through The Arkansas River Trail.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Little Rock trip planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Little Rock

Outdoors Parks Trails
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Little Rock.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
The Arkansas River Trail
The Arkansas River Trail

2
days
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.
On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka, and then stroll through Memphis Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Memphis route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Little Rock to Memphis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Memphis.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo
Beale Street
Beale Street
Pyramid Vodka
Pyramid Vodka

4
days
Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Visiting Radnor Lake State Park and Windtree Golf Club will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Lotz House Museum and Belle Meade Plantation. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, get some jogging in at Centennial Park, and stroll through Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nashville itinerary site .

Fly from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Nashville sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Windtree Golf Club
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Nashville.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville

7
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Visiting Mount LeConte and Quiet Walkways will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Great Smoky Mountains National Park side-trips: Biltmore Estate (in Asheville) and Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster (in Pigeon Forge). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, head outdoors with The Sinks, hike along Charlies Bunion, and get great views at Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Nashville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In February in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Biltmore Estate, Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Biltmore Estate ©
Biltmore Estate
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte

2
days
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
You've now added Guthrie Green to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Martin Park Nature Center and then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Guthrie Green.

Plan a Oklahoma City trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Oklahoma City. March in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 41°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Guthrie Green, Tiger Safari
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Oklahoma City.
Find places to stay »
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Safari
Tiger Safari
Martin Park Nature Center
Martin Park Nature Center

Similar Plans

22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Dallas & California BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 38 days in Little Rock BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Dallas, San Antonio & Houston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Dallas BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Dallas & Knoxville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans