16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
— 1 day
Avery Island
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Mount Ida
— 1 night
— 1 night
Oklahoma City
— 6 nights


Las Vegas

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 20th (Fri), try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Las Vegas. May in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Slidell.
Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Slidell — 2 nights

Slidell is the largest city situated on the northeast shore of Lake Pontchartrain and St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Fontainebleau State Park and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Slidell in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Slidell due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Slidell can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Destrehan.
Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Destrehan — 1 day

Destrehan is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get outside with Torres Cajun Swamp Tours, steep yourself in history at San Francisco Plantation, and then admire the landmark architecture of Destrehan Plantation.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Destrehan route planner.

Drive from Slidell to Destrehan in an hour. In May in Destrehan, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Avery Island.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Avery Island — 1 night

Avery Island is a salt dome best known as the source of Tabasco sauce. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bird City, admire the natural beauty at Jungle Gardens, and then head off the coast to Avery island.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Avery Island online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Destrehan to Avery Island in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Natchez.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Natchez — 1 night

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Before you visit Natchez, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Avery Island to Natchez takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Natchez sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Gibsland.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature


Gibsland is a town in Bienville Parish in northern Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum and then examine the collection at Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gibsland vacation builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Natchez to Gibsland. In May, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dyess.

Dyess — 1 night

Dyess is a town in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dyess trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Gibsland to Dyess in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Hot Springs — 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 27th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get your bearings at Fordyce Bathhouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hot Springs online holiday planner.

You can drive from Dyess to Hot Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mount Ida.
Historic Sites · Spas

Mount Ida — 1 night

Mount Ida is a city in and county seat of Montgomery County, Arkansas, United States. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mount Ida itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Mount Ida takes an hour. May in Mount Ida sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F at night. You will leave for Murfreesboro on the 28th (Sat).
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Tours

Murfreesboro — 1 night

Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Murfreesboro driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mount Ida to Murfreesboro in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oklahoma City.
Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Oklahoma City — 6 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tulsa (108 Contemporary & Philbrook Museum of Art). There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, explore the world behind art at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, get curious at Science Museum Oklahoma, and take in nature's colorful creations at Myriad Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City journey builder site.

Traveling by car from Murfreesboro to Oklahoma City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Nevada travel guide

Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

Louisiana travel guide

Nightlife · Historic Walking Areas · 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.

Mississippi travel guide

Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Arkansas travel guide

State Parks · Art Museums · Historic Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Oklahoma travel guide

Casinos · Monuments · Art Museums
The Sooner State
Boasting a rich Native American heritage and named after the Choctaw word for "Red People," Oklahoma remains home to about 40 native tribes who speak 25 distinct languages. Though the state remains one of the country's top producers of agricultural products, most of its inhabitants live within two metropolitan areas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The state is home to the 500-million-year-old Wichita Mountains, noted for being the site of the oldest national wildlife refuge in the United States. Explore the state's pristine natural areas while on vacation here, but be sure to leave plenty of time to tour its characteristic small towns, known for their food, music, and cultural festivals.