23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

New York City
New York City
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
Washington DC
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Asheville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Atlanta
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Los Angeles

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 7th (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and then ponder the world of politics at The White House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
The White House ©
The White House
Washington Monument ©
Washington Monument

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Raleigh

Raleigh ©
For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 8th (Fri), engage your brain at North Carolina: Museum of Natural Sciences and then stroll through Pullen Park.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Raleigh holiday planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Raleigh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. September in Raleigh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pullen Park ©
Pullen Park

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Asheville

Asheville
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks and then admire all the interesting features of Blueridge Parkway.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Asheville trip generator.

Traveling by car from Raleigh to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Raleigh in September, with highs in Asheville at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Atlanta.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Blueridge Parkway
Highlights from your plan
Blueridge Parkway
Blueridge Parkway
Lexington Glassworks
Lexington Glassworks

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Atlanta

Atlanta
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 10th (Sun), catch a live performance at The Fox Theatre and then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Atlanta travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Asheville to Atlanta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Asheville in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Atlanta: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Fox Theatre ©
The Fox Theatre

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Atlanta in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Houston

Houston
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 13th (Wed), get curious at Houston Museum of Natural Science, admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and then admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Houston itinerary builder.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Minute Maid Park
Minute Maid Park
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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day
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Antonio custom trip planner.

You can drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
San Fernando Cathedral ©
San Fernando Cathedral

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El Paso

El Paso
El Paso is the county seat of El Paso County, Texas, in the United States of America. To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our El Paso vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to El Paso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to El Paso. Traveling from San Antonio in September, things will get little chillier in El Paso: highs are around 36°C and lows about 22°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Tucson.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Museums Nature

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day
Tucson

Tucson
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tucson holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from El Paso to Tucson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Paso in September, expect nights in Tucson to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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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 17th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument and then take in the dramatic natural features at Meteor Crater.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip builder.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Flagstaff takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect Flagstaff to be cooler, temps between 27°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater

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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.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

Drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip generator.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (40°C), and nights are warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 22nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 35°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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