12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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San Diego
— 1 day
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El Paso
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 day
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Mobile
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Atlanta
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Nashville
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Albuquerque
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Las Vegas
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San Diego

— 1 day

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 6th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in August, expect nights in San Diego to be warmer, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums

El Paso

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Magoffin Home State Historic Site, learn about all things military at War Eagles Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from San Diego to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to El Paso. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in El Paso, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 1 day

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, then admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio sightseeing planner.

You can fly from El Paso to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Paso to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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 9th (Fri), get your game on at The Escape Game Houston and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Houston tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Fun & Games

New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

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 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, shop like a local with Rodrigue Studio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Mobile

— 1 night
On the 11th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Bellingrath Gardens and Home, browse the exhibits of Richards DAR House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Mobile Police History Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malbis Memorial Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mobile trip maker site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Mobile takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mobile, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Mobile

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights and then examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Atlanta visit planner.

You can fly from Mobile to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mobile to Atlanta. August in Atlanta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Shopping

Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nashville road trip tool.

Fly from Atlanta to Nashville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Albuquerque

— 1 day

Duke City

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.
On the 13th (Tue), get curious at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Albuquerque trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Albuquerque takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Albuquerque, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Albuquerque. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Museums

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 14th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip app.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Albuquerque - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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.