15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Phoenix
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Silver City
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Sonora
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Houston
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New Orleans
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Dallas
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Amarillo
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Santa Fe
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Carnival of Illusion as well as Piestewa Peak. On the 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Rosson House Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center, then take in the awesome beauty at Piestewa Peak, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Carnival of Illusion.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Phoenix road trip website.

Pasadena to Phoenix is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pasadena to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pasadena in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 91°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Silver City.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Nightlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Silver City

Silver City is a town in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chino Mine Vista Point, Big Ditch Park and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Chino Mine Vista Point, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, and then walk around Big Ditch Park.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Silver City travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Phoenix to Silver City. While traveling from Phoenix, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Silver City, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Silver City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip planning website.

Drive from Silver City to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Silver City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sonora.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Sonora

Sonora is a city in and the county seat of Sutton County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Old Ice House Ranch Museum and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverns of Sonora.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sonora holiday planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Sonora in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Sonora, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sonora, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Sonora

Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): wander the streets of Historic Downtown Hico, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then make a trip to Water Wall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Houston trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sonora to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sonora in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Houston, with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, take a stroll through Faubourg Marigny, make a trip to Jackson Square, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Red Museum and then trek along Katy Trail. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with The Spirit of Dallas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dallas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Dallas to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Dallas

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, then wander the streets of U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, and then contemplate the long history of Harrington House.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Amarillo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Amarillo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in October: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 75°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): head off-road at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe day trip app.

Getting from Amarillo to Santa Fe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amarillo in October: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 69°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Tours · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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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 21st (Wed), explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): walk around Indian Garden, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, shop like a local with Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Santa Fe in October, with lows around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

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.