12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Palo Alto
Drive:  12​h
1
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
3
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
5
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Miami
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
8
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
9
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
10
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
12
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Palo Alto

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planner .

Palo Alto to Phoenix is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palo Alto to Phoenix. Traveling from Palo Alto in February, expect nights in Phoenix to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stroll around San Jacinto Plaza.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Paso online trip maker .

You can fly from Phoenix to El Paso in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in February; daily highs in El Paso reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dallas.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Plaza ©
San Jacinto Plaza

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from El Paso to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. While traveling from El Paso, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
Highlights from your plan

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in February, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). On the 14th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): meet the residents at The Florida Aquarium and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampa vacation planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Tampa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in Tampa hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Tampa

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Florida Aquarium ©
The Florida Aquarium

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Key West

Key West
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Tampa in February since evenings lows in Key West dip to 23°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toMiami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami tour planner.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Miami

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Florida Historic Capitol Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tallahassee trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Miami to Tallahassee in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Miami in February, with highs in Tallahassee at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Florida Historic Capitol Museum ©
Florida Historic Capitol Museum

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Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get your game on at Sun Studio, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and then stop by Lansky.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Memphis vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallahassee to Memphis takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to Memphis. Traveling from Tallahassee in February, things will get slightly colder in Memphis: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Memphis

Fun & Games Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Lansky ©
Lansky

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Osteology, and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Oklahoma City trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Memphis to Oklahoma City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Memphis in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oklahoma City, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Osteology
Museum of Osteology
Myriad Botanical Gardens ©
Myriad Botanical Gardens

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque itinerary site .

Fly from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. In February, daytime highs in Albuquerque are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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.
On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas route builder website .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Albuquerque to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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