16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
2
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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.
On the 30th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario De Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then examine the collection at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip planning website .

Dallas to Santa Fe is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in April: highs in Santa Fe hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Santa Fe Plaza ©
Santa Fe Plaza
Museum of International Folk Art ©

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Olde Pink House and Food Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum and Colonial Park Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hilton Head (Coligny Beach & Dolphin & Whale Watching). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Fort Pulaski National Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bonaventure Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Savannah day trip planner.

Fly from Santa Fe to Savannah in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Santa Fe to Savannah due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, expect nights in Savannah to be warmer, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Tybee Island, Hilton Head
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Fort Pulaski National Monument ©
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Tybee Island Lighthouse Museum
Olde Pink House ©
Olde Pink House

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then explore the galleries of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Frank Butler County Park West, then stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and then stroll the grounds of Tolomato Cemetery.

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You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin Research Center and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from St. Augustine in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cruise along The Overseas Highway, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

2
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.
On the 13th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Royal Street, then take in the history at Rene Beauregard House, then stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally take a stroll through Garden District.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip site .

You can fly from Key West to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Key West in May, things will get a bit cooler in New Orleans: highs are around 70°F and lows about 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Vacherie, Rene Beauregard House
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

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