16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
London

2
days
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of The Driskill Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then admire the striking features of Texas State Capitol.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Austin holiday planning site .

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Austin. While traveling from London, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 25°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Austin

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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

1
day
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of King's Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planning app .

Do a combination of flight and car from Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in September, with highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Roswell.

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Parks Nature Wildlife

1
day
Roswell

Roswell
Roswell is a city in northern Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery + Bistro, wander the streets of Downtown Historic District, and then see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum And Research Center.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Roswell visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Roswell: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

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Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wineries
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3
days
Santa Fe

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.
Bandelier National Monument and Taos Pueblo will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Canyon Road and Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Step out of Santa Fe to go to Cochiti Pueblo and see Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, which is approximately 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, cruise along The Plaza, and see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Fe day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Roswell in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Santa Fe, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

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Side Trips

Taos Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
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Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

2
days
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, then make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and then take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Flagstaff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, things will get little chillier in Flagstaff: highs are around 27°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Sedona
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon

2
days
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mather Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planning site .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest

2
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Strip ©
The Strip

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