14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rochester
1
Rochester
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Salt Flat
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Keystone
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rochester

1
day
Rochester

Rochester ©
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Park, then look for gifts at Schutt's Apple Mill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rochester online holiday planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Rochester. In May, daytime highs in Rochester are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Rochester

Childrens Museums Museums Parks

Side Trip

Schutt's Apple Mill
Highlights from your plan
The Strong National Museum of Play ©
The Strong National Museum of Play
Highland Park ©
Highland Park
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church ©
St. Stanislaus Kostka Church

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nashville trip maker site .

You can fly from Rochester to Nashville in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rochester in May, expect Nashville to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Thu), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, view the masterpieces at Rodrigue Studio, and then make a trip to French Quarter. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then stroll through New Orleans City Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

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You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in May, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (70°F), and nights are a bit warmer (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Flat.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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Salt Flat

Salt Flat ©
Salt Flat is a ghost town in northeastern Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Flat trip itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Salt Flat with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Salt Flat due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Salt Flat, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Flat

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Guadalupe Mountains National Park ©
Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 25th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 26th (Tue) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Grandview Point.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Salt Flat to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. While traveling from Salt Flat, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Hoffmann, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nevada Falls Loop.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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night
Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 30th (Sat), take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, view the masterpieces at Art Expressions, then admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then get great views at Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally admire all the interesting features of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone online travel planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Keystone in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Keystone, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for slightly colder days in Keystone, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. On the 31st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trip

Custer
Highlights from your plan
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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