15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Laguna Beach
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Marfa
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Austin
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Tuscaloosa
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Urbana

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Point Loma.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary maker website .

Laguna Beach to San Diego is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
San Diego Bay Walk ©
San Diego Bay Walk

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, see the interesting displays at Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip maker app .

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Phoenix. While traveling from San Diego, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix, ranging from highs of 107°F to lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marfa.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting ©

1
day
Marfa

Marfa ©
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 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Marfa and Presidio County Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Fort Davis National Historic Site, and finally stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marfa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Phoenix to Marfa. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Marfa. Traveling from Phoenix in June, you will find days in Marfa are slightly colder (90°F), and nights are much colder (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Marfa

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort Davis
Highlights from your plan
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Marfa and Presidio County Museum ©
Marfa and Presidio County Museum
Davis Mt. Broom Shop ©
Davis Mt. Broom Shop

1
day
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, and then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin tour builder tool .

You can drive from Marfa to Austin in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marfa in June since evenings lows in Austin dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, see the interesting displays at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, then witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, and finally don't miss a visit to Water Wall.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Houston holiday site .

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Porte
Highlights from your plan
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Whitney Plantation and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Escape My Room New Orleans. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie, about 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 83°F, while days are slightly colder, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Tuscaloosa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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day
Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa ©
Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). On the 29th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tuscaloosa Museum of Art, examine the collection at Bryant Museum, then see the interesting displays at Paul W. Bryant Museum, and finally admire all the interesting features of Bryant Denny Stadium.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tuscaloosa trip builder site .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in Tuscaloosa to be slightly colder, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Tuscaloosa

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paul W. Bryant Museum ©
Paul W. Bryant Museum
Bryant Denny Stadium ©
Bryant Denny Stadium

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Cheekwood, contemplate the long history of Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, and finally take in the views from Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin, take in the history at Carter House, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nashville vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tuscaloosa to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Nashville, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Cheekwood ©
Cheekwood
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carter House ©
Carter House

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