14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  5​h
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
New York City
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
End: Raleigh

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Royal Street, Bourbon Street and French Market. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hunt for treasures at French Market, get to know the fascinating history of Bourbon Street, and then take a stroll through Royal Street.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans road trip tool .

Raleigh to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Raleigh in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
French Market ©
French Market
Bourbon Street ©
Bourbon Street

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Houston Zoo, Rice University Campus and Houston Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Houston tour planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Rice University Campus ©
Rice University Campus
Houston Maritime Museum ©
Houston Maritime Museum

2
nights
Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Austin when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 19°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Honolulu.

Things to do in Austin

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 11th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Austin to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Honolulu is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Austin in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 13th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Honolulu in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, explore and take pictures at Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

Planning Chicago trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Chicago is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, take a stroll through Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, don't miss a visit to Central Park, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City tour builder website .

Getting from Chicago to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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