17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

17 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Atlanta
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Santa Fe

— 3 nights

City Different

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then trek along Canyon Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Santa Fe trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Los Angeles to Santa Fe is an approximately 13-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Santa Fe are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are little chillier (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Antonio Zoo, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to San Antonio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 74°F in San Antonio. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, admire the striking features of The Driskill, and hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin route planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Austin to New Orleans takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in June, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 83°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Atlanta

— 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 16th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Georgia, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Atlanta, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Stone Mountain Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from New Orleans to Atlanta in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Atlanta, with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · 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.

Georgia travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.