13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Fredericksburg
— 1 day
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 1 night
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Williamstown
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): learn about winemaking at NOLA Tropical Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans holiday builder.

Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Fredericksburg

— 1 day

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
On the 18th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Vereins Kirche Museum, do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, do a tasting at Fiesta Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Fat Ass Ranch and Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Calais Winery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fredericksburg road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Fredericksburg takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fredericksburg, with highs around 81°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Monterey takes 27 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fredericksburg to Monterey is minus 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Fredericksburg in May, with highs in Monterey at 65°F and lows at 51°F. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wineries

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get outdoors at Lower Yosemite Fall Trail and Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Monterey in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Glenwood Springs

— 1 night
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 24th (Mon), examine the collection at Frontier Historical Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, and then Head underground at Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of West Elk Loop Scenic Byway and then appreciate the views at Roaring Fork Valley.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glenwood Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Glenwood Springs in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Glenwood Springs. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May: highs in Glenwood Springs hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Williamstown.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Williamstown

— 1 night
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of William Arnold Log House.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Williamstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Glenwood Springs to Williamstown takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Glenwood Springs to Williamstown, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Glenwood Springs in May; daily highs in Williamstown reach 75°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.