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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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Sun), admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then get engrossed in the history at Nostalgia Street Rods, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to Las Vegas. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you will find days in Las Vegas are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Indian Garden, then capture your vacation like a pro with Buck Wild Grand Canyon Hummer Tours, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then identify plant and animal life at Deep Desert Expeditions.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Moab road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of -1°C in Moab. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
On the 6th (Fri), stroll through Cibola National Forest, stroll through Ojito Wilderness, then don't miss a visit to Santo Domingo Pueblo, and finally see New Mexico Jeep Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, hike along Boca Negra Canyon, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife West Nature Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

You can fly from Moab to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Moab in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Albuquerque, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Rapid City

— 1 night

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bear Country USA and then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rapid City trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in November; daily highs in Rapid City reach 10°C and lows reach -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Saint Louis

— 2 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 9th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bee tree park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at World Bird Sanctuary, then stroll through Audubon Center at Riverlands, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, stroll through The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, identify plant and animal life at Bluff View Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockwoods Reservation, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Shaw Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip planner.

Fly from Rapid City to Saint Louis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rapid City in November; daily highs in Saint Louis reach 15°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, examine the collection at Cabildo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally paddle through the water with Kayak-iti-Yat Original Kayaking Tours of New Orleans.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Saint Louis to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Saint Louis, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, examine the collection at Spanish Governor's Palace, admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Institute of Texan Cultures, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Alamo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary website.

Fly from San Antonio to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Utah travel guide

4.8
Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Canyons
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.

South Dakota travel guide

4.2
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.