9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Joshua Tree National Park
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St. George
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Teec Nos Pos
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Memphis
— 1 night
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Jasper
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip website.

Burbank to Joshua Tree National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Burbank in December, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be little chillier, temps between 61°F and 39°F. On the 14th (Tue), you're off to St. George.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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St. George

— 1 night
St. To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the St. George online route planner.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to St. George by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in December, expect St. George to be a bit cooler, temps between 50°F and 30°F. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails
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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 find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip builder.

Drive from St. George to Zion National Park in an hour. Traveling from St. George in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zion National Park, with lows around 20°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 45°F and lows reach 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
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Teec Nos Pos

Four Corners Monument has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Four Corners Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Teec Nos Pos travel app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Teec Nos Pos in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque

— 1 night

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 16th (Thu), wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque journey planner.

Traveling by car from Teec Nos Pos to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Teec Nos Pos in December, with lows around 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Memphis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in December, with highs in Memphis at 55°F and lows at 38°F. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jasper.

Things to do in Memphis

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Jasper

— 1 night
Jasper is a city in Pickens County, Georgia, United States. To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jasper trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Memphis to Jasper. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. You'll set off for Nashville on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Jasper

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Trails
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Nashville

— 2 nights

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.
To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip site.

You can drive from Jasper to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jasper to Nashville. In December in Nashville, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Nashville

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Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner.

Getting from Nashville to Cleveland by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Cleveland, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in December: high temperatures in Cleveland hover around 42°F and lows are around 31°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife
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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.