17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Memphis
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Texarkana
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 15​min
3
Fort Sumner
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Jerome
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Denver
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
10
Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Louisville

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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.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner .

Louisville to Memphis is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Memphis sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toTexarkana.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Parks Nightlife
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night
Texarkana

Texarkana
Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Texarkana tour itinerary site .

Drive from Memphis to Texarkana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In May, daily temperatures in Texarkana can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You will leave for Fort Sumner on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Texarkana

Museums Parks Shopping
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Fort Sumner

Fort Sumner
Fort Sumner is a village in De Baca County, New Mexico, United States. To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Fort Sumner journey maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Texarkana to Fort Sumner with the Route module. Traveling from Texarkana to Fort Sumner, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Texarkana in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 50°F in Fort Sumner. On the 4th (Mon), you're off toJerome.

Things to do in Fort Sumner

Museums Nature Parks
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nights
Jerome

Jerome ©
Jerome is a town in the Black Hills of Yavapai County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caduceus Cellars. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Caduceus Cellars, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town, then look for gifts at Firefly Gallery Jerome, then walk around Audrey Headframe Park, and finally make a trip to Hillside Letter C.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jerome trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fort Sumner to Jerome. In May, daytime highs in Jerome are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Jerome

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Clarkdale, Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
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Gold King Mine Museum and Ghost Town ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Kolb Studio, get great views at Navajo Point, stroll through Hermit Trail, and don't miss a visit to Pipe Creek Vista.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website .

Drive from Jerome to Grand Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Jerome in May, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 68°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Spike National Historic Site and Temple Square. Get a sense of the local culture at The Tabernacle and Historic 25th Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Salt Lake City: Provo City Center Temple (in Provo) and Union Station (in Ogden). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church Office Building and examine the collection at Church History Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planning site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City in 8.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May since evenings lows in Salt Lake City dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ogden, Provo City Center Temple, Golden Spike National Historic Site
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Golden Spike National Historic Site ©
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Provo City Center Temple ©
Provo City Center Temple

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 14th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and then take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District, and then get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 27°F, while days are slightly colder, around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Fort Yellowstone Historic District ©
Fort Yellowstone Historic District

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, explore the galleries of Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House, and then examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Denver online tour builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Denver takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, things will get a bit warmer in Denver: highs are around 66°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums
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night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Bingham Waggoner Estate, then contemplate the long history of Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally get curious at Museum of Illusions.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kansas City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Kansas City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in May, expect Kansas City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bingham Waggoner Estate
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate

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night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, and then contemplate the long history of Jefferson Barracks Historic Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
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