11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  6​h 15​min
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Gulf Shores
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
3
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Atlanta
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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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 22nd (Sun), examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum, explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at 45th Infantry Division Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Oklahoma City online driving holiday planner .

San Francisco to Oklahoma City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Oklahoma City is 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Oklahoma City at 51°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums

Side Trip

Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology
45th Infantry Division Museum ©
45th Infantry Division Museum

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 23rd (Mon), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Gulf State Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Oklahoma City to Gulf Shores takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Oklahoma City in December, expect Gulf Shores to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Savannah

Savannah
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the galleries of Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, steep yourself in history at Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then learn about all things military at National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple, and finally stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gulf Shores to Savannah takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gulf Shores to Savannah. In December, daytime highs in Savannah are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tybee Island, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
Highlights from your plan
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, then browse the exhibits of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip planner .

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim ©
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, see the interesting displays at College Football Hall of Fame, then don't miss a visit to Center for Civil and Human Rights, then examine the collection at High Museum of Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Charleston to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Center for Civil and Human Rights
High Museum of Art ©
High Museum of Art

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vicksburg National Military Park, steep yourself in history at Old Courthouse, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Vicksburg National Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg tour planning site .

Getting from Atlanta to Vicksburg by combination of flight and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Vicksburg is minus 1 hour. December in Vicksburg sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Cemetery ©
Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rosalie Mansion.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Natchez online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Vicksburg to Natchez takes 1.5 hours. December in Natchez sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
Natchez City Cemetery ©
Natchez City Cemetery

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Bathhouse Row, steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and finally admire the majestic nature at Lake Catherine State Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hot Springs day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Natchez to Hot Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Natchez in December; daily highs in Hot Springs reach 55°F and lows reach 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Bathhouse Row ©
Bathhouse Row

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel, examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Palace of the Governors, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe visit planner .

Getting from Hot Springs to Santa Fe by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hot Springs to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hot Springs in December; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 45°F and lows reach 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of International Folk Art ©
Museum of International Folk Art
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, expect Joshua Tree National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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