14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: East Setauket
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Williamsburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Charleston
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Houston
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
9
El Paso
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
10
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

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East Setauket to Washington DC is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from East Setauket in May: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 76°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Williamsburg online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Williamsburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Williamsburg, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), you're off toVirginia Beach.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach
Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Virginia Beach road trip app .

Traveling by car from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Virginia Beach, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will leave for Charleston on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Virginia Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, then admire the local landmark of Pineapple Fountain, and then don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Charleston day trip planning app .

Getting from Virginia Beach to Charleston by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. May in Charleston sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Boone Hall Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Boone Hall Plantation ©
Boone Hall Plantation
Charleston City Market ©
Charleston City Market

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Montgomery

Montgomery
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montgomery trip planner.

You can fly from Charleston to Montgomery in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. May in Montgomery sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 61°F at night. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Montgomery

Parks Museums Historic Sites

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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.
Head to Royal Street and Frenchmen Streetfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as French Quarter and Garden District are in your itinerary. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans day trip planning website .

You can drive from Montgomery to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Montgomery 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 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oak Alley Plantation
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Highlights from your plan
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
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 1st (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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Getting from Houston to San Antonio by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Catholic Church ©
St. Mary's Catholic Church
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Paso Mission Trail, contemplate the long history of Magoffin Home State Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, then admire the striking features of The Lhakhang, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Paso trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to El Paso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to El Paso is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect nights in El Paso to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 99°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral
Magoffin Home State Historic Site ©
Magoffin Home State Historic Site

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 3rd (Wed), take in the history at Old Adobe Mission and then pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Renewal Center.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Scottsdale trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from El Paso to Scottsdale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Scottsdale is somewhat warmer than El Paso - with highs of 107°F and lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trips

St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Phoenix Police Museum, Franciscan Renewal Center
Highlights from your plan
Franciscan Renewal Center ©
Franciscan Renewal Center
See's Candies ©
See's Candies
Phoenix Police Museum ©
Phoenix Police Museum

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, make a trip to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, and then make a trip to Arch Rock.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park online journey maker .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Joshua Tree National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Scottsdale in June: high temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 102°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree ©
Cap Rock at Joshua Tree
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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