16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Tallahassee
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Alamos
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  41​h
End: Orlando


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1
day
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. On the 8th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park and then get a new perspective on nature at Tallahassee Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tallahassee trip planner .

Orlando to Tallahassee is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, Tallahassee is little chillier at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park ©
Tallahassee Museum ©
Tallahassee Museum

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Audubon Zoo. French Quarter and Royal Street will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Orleans journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Tallahassee to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tallahassee in October, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 66°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 12th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the striking features of The Driskill, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then take a stroll through South Congress Avenue, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Austin trip planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Austin are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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 14th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument and then wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque route builder .

Fly from Austin to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Austin in October, with highs in Albuquerque at 73°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

1
night
Los Alamos

Los Alamos ©
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for gifts at Fuller Lodge Art Center and then Head underground at Bandelier National Monument.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Alamos trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Los Alamos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in October, expect nights in Los Alamos to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Fuller Lodge Art Center ©
Fuller Lodge Art Center

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, do a tasting at Aridus Wine Company, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town, and then wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Los Alamos to Phoenix in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Los Alamos in October, things will get much hotter in Phoenix: highs are around 91°F and lows about 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Third Street Promenade, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Hollywood & Highland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary app .

Getting from Phoenix to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 82°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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