28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 1 night
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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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
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

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 3rd (Sat): experience the excitement of Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, then get in on the family fun at Arcade City, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction, and finally learn about all things military at Tennessee Museum of Aviation. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Big Top Arcade, see the interesting displays at Alcatraz East Crime Museum, and then cruise along Little River Road.

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Richmond to Pigeon Forge is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. April in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Museums · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Memphis

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then explore the world behind art at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally stop by Memphis Music.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip builder app.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to Memphis by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Pigeon Forge to Memphis. In April, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Memphis

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Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity, contemplate the long history of Martha Vick House, then take in the history at Texas Monument, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Attic Gallery and then steep yourself in history at McNutt House Tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Vicksburg day trip tool.

You can drive from Memphis to Vicksburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Vicksburg, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, then take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny, then see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception Church.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vicksburg in April, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 71°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

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San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 11th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, take an in-depth tour of The Guenther House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Institute of Texan Cultures, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Alamo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to San Antonio in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

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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 13th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Eagle Point, then stop by Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, stroll around Indian Garden, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from San Antonio in April, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 62°F and lows about 26°F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 69°F and lows of 35°F. You'll set off for Bryce Canyon National Park on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, then explore the stunning scenery at Ponderosa Canyon, then explore the stunning scenery at Agua Canyon, and finally explore the striking landscape at Three Wisemen.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Bryce Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 56°F and lows of 25°F. You'll set off for Canyonlands National Park on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Orange Cliffs Overlook.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in April; daily highs in Canyonlands National Park reach 67°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature
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Arches National Park

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Double Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, then don't miss a visit to Partition Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Tunnel Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Arches National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Office Building, and finally take in breathtaking views at City Creek Canyon.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City day trip planning website.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Salt Lake City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and train. In April, daily temperatures in Salt Lake City can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): snap pictures at Snake River Bridge.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip app.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, things will get a bit cooler in Jackson Hole: highs are around 48°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

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Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mud Volcano and Biscuit Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Midway Geyser Basin and Fountain Paint Pot. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online vacation maker.

You can drive from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 42°F and 17°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Denver

— 2 nights

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 26th (Mon), examine the collection at Mines Museum of Earth Science, get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Healing Waters Mind and Body Float Studio.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Denver day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Denver in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April; daily highs in Denver reach 59°F and lows reach 34°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Escape the urban bustle at Emerald Lake Trail and Lily Lake Trailhead. Appreciate the collections at Moraine Park Museum and Eagle Plume Trading Post. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Peak, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dream Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip planner.

Drive from Denver to Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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United States travel guide

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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.