15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Marfa
— 1 night
Drive
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive
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Roswell
— 1 night
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Flagstaff
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Flagstaff
Drive
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Jerome
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Fly
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly
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Seattle
— 7 nights

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Marfa

— 1 night
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the striking features of Presidio County Courthouse and then take an unorthodox tour of Marfa Lights Viewing Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marfa trip builder app.

Houston to Marfa is an approximately 9-hour car ride. Plan for colder nights when traveling from Houston in May since evenings lows in Marfa dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Carlsbad

— 1 night
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, then admire the masterpieces at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

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Drive from Marfa to Carlsbad in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marfa to Carlsbad. Traveling from Marfa in May, Carlsbad is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Roswell

— 1 night
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the Roswell trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Carlsbad to Roswell by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff journey maker site.

Getting from Roswell to Flagstaff by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Roswell in May: highs in Flagstaff hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 34°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Jerome.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Jerome

Jerome is a town in the Black Hills of Yavapai County in the U.S. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jerome attractions planner.

Getting from Flagstaff to Jerome by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in May, with highs in Jerome at 75°F and lows at 46°F. On the 23rd (Sun), you're off to Sedona.

Things to do in Jerome

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 23rd (Sun), walk around Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jerome to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jerome in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Sedona

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Palm Springs Air Museum, and then make a trip to Palm Canyon Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, get to know the resident critters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to Desert Holocaust Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Palm Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Palm Springs. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Palm Springs at 93°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in May, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Seattle

— 7 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Step out of Seattle to go to Kirkland and see ILovekickboxing, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, work some fitness into your day at Discovery Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to Seattle in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.