14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
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Jacksonville
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  23​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  18​h
5
Bend
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Oak Harbor
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 20th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and then admire the masterpieces at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Jacksonville. In September, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Museums
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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens ©

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. Visiting Chalmette National Historical Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, take a stroll through Royal Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and look for gifts at Faulkner House Books.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans journey maker website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Jacksonville to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Jacksonville in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Let the collections at Tusayan Museum and Bright Angel History Room capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 43°F, while days are little chillier, around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Historic Downtown and Railroad District and then admire all the interesting features of Wupatki National Monument. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, contemplate the geological forces at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Historic Brewing Company.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff road trip site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In September in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Bend.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

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Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the exciting artwork at Artists Gallery Sunriver, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Deschutes National Forest.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bend trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Flagstaff to Bend in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Bend is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Artists Gallery Sunriver
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Deschutes National  Forest ©
Deschutes National Forest
River Rafting & Tubing
Artists Gallery Sunriver ©
Artists Gallery Sunriver

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Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at PBY-Naval Air Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Deception Pass State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Oak Harbor trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bend to Oak Harbor. Traveling from Bend in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Oak Harbor, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fort Casey State Park
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Deception Pass State Park ©
Deception Pass State Park
Fort Casey State Park ©
Fort Casey State Park
PBY-Naval Air Museum ©
PBY-Naval Air Museum

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