18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Amarillo
— 2 nights
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Silverton
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights
Bus to Phoenix, Fly to New Orleans
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Vacherie
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 9th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a pleasant ride with Canyon Trail Rides, trek along Rim Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

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New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect cooler with lows of 50°F in Grand Canyon National Park. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Amarillo.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, then examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, then take a pleasant ride with Palo Duro Riding Stables, and then delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Amarillo trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Amarillo takes 10.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Amarillo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect Amarillo to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Santa Fe

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.
Take a break from Santa Fe with a short trip to New Mexico River Adventures in Embudo, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa fe Society of Artists, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and soothe aching muscles at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens.

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Getting from Amarillo to Santa Fe by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Santa Fe. Traveling from Amarillo in August, expect Santa Fe to be a bit cooler, temps between 84°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

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Silverton

The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get outside with Molas Pass, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then go deep underground at Idarado Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Route 550 Gifts, then trek along Ice Lakes Trailhead, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Island Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Silverton trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Silverton in 5 hours. In August, Silverton is slightly colder than Santa Fe - with highs of 70°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step out of Sedona with an excursion to Arizona Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take a tour by water with Clarkdale Kayak Co., and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Silverton to Sedona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Silverton in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 89°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Vacherie

Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation, steep yourself in history at Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, and then steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vacherie trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Sedona to Vacherie in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sedona to Vacherie, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in August, Vacherie is a bit warmer at night with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Vacherie

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.