12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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St. Augustine
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
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St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. St. Augustine is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, steep yourself in history at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine visit planner.

New York City to St. Augustine is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from New York City in September, with lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Austin.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (Brackenridge Park, The San Antonio River Walk, &more). There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, explore the landscape on two wheels at Barton Creek Greenbelt, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Augustine to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine to Austin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in September: highs in Austin hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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 26th (Sun): appreciate the history behind New Mexico History Museum, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Austin in September; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 80°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 28th (Tue), delve into the mystery of Reno Air Racing Association, then engage your brain at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Van Sickle Bi-State Park. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Mt. Tallac Trail, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to South Lake Tahoe in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to South Lake Tahoe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, things will get slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe: highs are around 73°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.