15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Gulf Shores
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  2​h 45​min
5
Miami
— 1 night
tram + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Savannah
— 1 night
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Austin
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
10
Santa Fe
— 1 night
End: Palm Springs

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Aridus Wine Company and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip planner .

Palm Springs to Phoenix is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. December in Phoenix sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Aridus Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Aridus Wine Company ©
Aridus Wine Company

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and then look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory. On the next day, take a stroll through Royal Street, take a stroll through French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planning website .

Fly from Phoenix to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to New Orleans. Traveling from Phoenix in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
night
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 21st (Fri), experience rural life at Sweet Home Farm and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Gulf Shores day trip planning app .

You can drive from New Orleans to Gulf Shores in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Orleans in December, you will find days in Gulf Shores are somewhat warmer (66°F), and nights are little chillier (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sweet Home Farm
Highlights from your plan
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Sweet Home Farm ©
Sweet Home Farm

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gulf Shores to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gulf Shores to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from Gulf Shores in December, you will find days in Key West are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): wander the streets of Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally gain insight at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Miami itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Miami are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the striking features of Historic Savannah Theatre, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

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

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Savannah takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami in December, expect nights in Savannah to be much colder, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and The LEGO Store Downtown Disney will thrill your kids. Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks and find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planning site .

Drive from Savannah to Orlando in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Savannah in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
SeaWorld Orlando ©
SeaWorld Orlando

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then wander the streets of Southtown, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, trek along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Orlando to San Antonio in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in December: high temperatures in San Antonio hover around 66°F and lows are around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 31st (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and then wander the streets of South Congress Avenue.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Austin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
South Congress Avenue ©
South Congress Avenue

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Kakawa Chocolate House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

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

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Austin to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Austin to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 22°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

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