11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alamogordo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Austin
— 3 nights
Fly to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, Drive to Meridian

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room and then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park travel itinerary planner.

Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. July in Carlsbad Caverns National Park sees daily highs of 97°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, then get great views at Shoshone Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Yaki Point, then see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Carlsbad Caverns National Park - with highs of 84°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Alamogordo

— 2 nights
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes White Sands National Monument. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Apache Mission Church, do a tasting at Heart of the Desert, examine the collection at Shroud Exhibit and Museum, then examine the collection at New Mexico Museum of Space History, then make a trip to Giant Alamogordo Landmark, and finally stroll through White Sands National Monument.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alamogordo road trip website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Alamogordo takes 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Alamogordo reach 94°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Inner Space Cavern, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Austin journey planner.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Austin takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alamogordo to Austin. Traveling from Alamogordo in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 75°F in Austin. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.