16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 18th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, then brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, and then learn about winemaking at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Austin tour itinerary website .

San Francisco to Austin is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Austin, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Austin: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area ©
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then explore the world behind art at The Menil Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then examine the collection at Asia Society Texas Center.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Houston tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Austin to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Menil Collection ©
The Menil Collection

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): race across the water with a speed boat tour, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then don't miss a visit to Collins Avenue, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, kick back and relax at 12th Street Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miami vacation planning website .

You can fly from Houston to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Houston to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Miami sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue

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.
On the 25th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Glassblowing Studio, then witness the site of a historic battle at Carter House, and finally see the interesting displays at Carnton. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Franklin.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nashville online visit planner .

You can fly from Miami to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Nashville is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Miami in June, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Nashville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Franklin
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Carnton ©
Carnton
Carter House ©
Carter House

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and then admire the majestic nature at Stone Mountain Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, then enjoy some music at Fox Theatre, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Atlanta visit app .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. June in Atlanta sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Oak Alley Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Atlanta to New Orleans by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Atlanta in June, with lows around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Whitney Plantation, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, explore the world behind art at Dallas Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Sundance Square, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dallas trip planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 96°F by day to 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Dallas Museum of Art ©
Dallas Museum of Art

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