24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

24 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Memphis
— 2 nights
2
Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
6
Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
8
Rapid City
— 1 night
9
Omaha
— 2 nights
10
Saint Louis
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On your second day here, examine the collection at Graceland, contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then browse the exhibits of Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Memphis online trip itinerary planner.

Chattanooga to Memphis is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chattanooga to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©

3
nights
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.
On the 20th (Mon), visit Bricktown, immerse yourself in nature at Turner Falls Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Santa Fe Depot Museum and Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, thenget a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oklahoma City attractions planner.

Getting from Memphis to Oklahoma City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Turner Falls Park, Santa Fe Depot Museum and Plaza
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Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque
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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque tour website.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums
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3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and go for a walk through The Trail of Time.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in July, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Salt Lake City: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
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The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

3
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Bring the kids along to Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, take a peaceful walk through Bridger Teton National Forest, hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elk Ranch Flats Turnout, Grand Teton National Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in July, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be cooler, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bridger Teton National Forest
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:
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Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail

3
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.
Attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Old Gardiner Road, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park planning website.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Suzie Cappa Art Center, thendon't miss a visit to Dinosaur Park, and then get in on the family fun at Storybook Island. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, get to know the resident critters at Reptile Gardens, thenstop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rapid City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Rapid City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Rapid City, with highs around °F, while nights are much warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, thentake an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally stop by Old Market Candy Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): get advice or help at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, thentake in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, thenshop like a local with Old Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Omaha trip planning website.

Fly from Rapid City to Omaha in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Omaha. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Shopping
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Grant’s Farm and then explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum. On the next day, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center, examine the collection at City Museum, and then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
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Saint Louis Science Center ©
Saint Louis Science Center
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo
City Museum ©
City Museum

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