38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Charlotte
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Devils Tower
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Moose
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
Memphis
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Charlotte

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Oklahoma City travel planner.

Charlotte to Oklahoma City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Oklahoma City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

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Myriad Botanical Gardens

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at New Mexico Legislature, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and then see the sky in a new way at Astronomy Adventures.

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Traveling by flight from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 44°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

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New Mexico Legislature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Town Albuquerque.

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Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

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Old Town Albuquerque

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

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Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Petrified Forest National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Painted Desert

6
days
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.
On the 3rd (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, and stroll through Rim Trail.

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Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. June in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

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Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail

5
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 102°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

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The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

3
days
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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing, take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Observation Point, and see a world frozen in time at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town).

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You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Zion National Park, with highs around 93°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

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Parks Trails Nature

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Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
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The Narrows
Observation Point
Angel's Landing

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol and then browse the collection at Family History Library.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

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Utah State Capitol
Family History Library

2
days
Glacier National Park

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls and then hike along Grinnell Glacier.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Salt Lake City to Glacier National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, things will get slightly colder in Glacier National Park: highs are around 72°F and lows about 45°F. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rapid City.

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Grinnell Glacier

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Rapid City

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Reptile Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Glacier National Park in June, with highs in Rapid City at 78°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Devils Tower.

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Bear Country USA
Reptile Gardens

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Devils Tower

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You can drive from Rapid City to Devils Tower in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Rapid City in June, expect nights in Devils Tower to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are slightly colder, around 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Yellowstone National Park.

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Devils Tower Trading Post

5
days
Yellowstone National Park

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 24th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

You can drive from Devils Tower to Yellowstone National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Devils Tower in June, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 64°F and lows at 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Moose.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin
Yellowstone Lake

2
days
Moose

Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. On the 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Sacred Heart, then take in the awesome beauty at Oxbow Bend Turnout, Grand Teton National Park, and then make a trip to Schwabacher Landing.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Moose travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Moose in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Moose when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

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Grand Teton
Schwabacher Landing

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days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center Publications, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the striking features of Bradbury Building.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Moose to Los Angeles. Traveling from Moose to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moose in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

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Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, and then make a trip to Graceland.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Memphis in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Memphis. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in July; daily highs in Memphis reach 92°F and lows reach 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nashville.

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Graceland
Sun Studio.
Beale Street

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Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 5th (Wed), look for gifts at Hatch Show Print, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nashville holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Lotz House Museum
Grand Ole Opry

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