16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  8​h
1
Benson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Tupelo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Memphis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Louisville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
End: Williamsburg

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night
Benson

Benson ©
Benson is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, east-southeast of Tucson. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Quarles Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Benson Museum, then Head underground at Kartchner Caverns State Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at San Pedro Valley Arts & Historical Society.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Benson trip builder app .

Los Angeles to Benson is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Benson: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Benson

Parks Nature Museums
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Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Benson Museum ©
Benson Museum
Quarles Art Gallery ©
Quarles Art Gallery

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night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Los Portales Museum, then steep yourself in history at Presidio Chapel of San Elizario, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read El Paso online travel planner .

Drive from Benson to El Paso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Benson in June, things will get a bit warmer in El Paso: highs are around 99°F and lows about 73°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Mon) before leaving for San Antonio.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Elizario
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St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral
Presidio Chapel of San Elizario ©
Presidio Chapel of San Elizario

1
night
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.
For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio road trip website .

Getting from El Paso to San Antonio by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to San Antonio. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, then steep yourself in history at Evergreen Plantation, and then see the interesting displays at Whitney Plantation.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Antonio, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Evergreen Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Whitney Plantation
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Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

1
day
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tupelo road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Tupelo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Tupelo to be slightly colder, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Memphis.

Things to do in Tupelo

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy

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night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 6th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Elmwood Cemetery, stop by Lansky, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and finally steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Memphis day trip app .

You can take a bus from Tupelo to Memphis in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Elmwood Cemetery ©
Elmwood Cemetery

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Radnor Lake State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Nashville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park ©
Radnor Lake State Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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hours
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Locust Grove, don't miss a visit to Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Louisville tour planning website .

Drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Louisville due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Locust Grove ©
Locust Grove
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery ©

1
night
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati online travel route planner .

Drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 64°F in Cincinnati. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©

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night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.
Highlights from your plan

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nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Visiting Bridal Veil Falls and Niagara Gorge Trail will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Abbey of the Genesee. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Roycroft Campus (in East Aurora), Glen Falls (in Williamsville) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff (in Derby). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, contemplate the long history of National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online trip builder .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July in Niagara Falls, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Roycroft Campus, Lake View Cemetery, Kutter's Cheese Factory Store, National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Glen Falls
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls
Abbey of the Genesee ©
Abbey of the Genesee

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