18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Miami
— 1 night
End: Miami

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 1st (Wed), kick back and relax at Willow Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning website .

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, admire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, then explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Dallas in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May in Dallas, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center

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.
On the 5th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Cistern, Buffalo Bayou Park. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, and then admire the majestic nature at Brazos Bend State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Houston tour itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brazos Bend State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
National Museum of Funeral History ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Whitney Plantation and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Visit French Quarter and St. Joseph Church and Gardens for their historical value. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

1
night
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 10th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, stop by Carter Vintage Guitars, and then explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum.

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Fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Nashville: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

2
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, steep yourself in history at Amelia Island Historic District, then get engrossed in the history at Amelia Island Museum of History, and finally contemplate the long history of Fernandina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to J. Johnson Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jacksonville Beach, and then examine the collection at World Golf Hall of Fame.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Jacksonville trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Nashville to Jacksonville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Jacksonville due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, World Golf Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Amelia Island Museum of History ©
Amelia Island Museum of History
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get a sense of the local culture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Beach at Daytona Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando travel route builder website .

Getting from Jacksonville to Orlando by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Orlando, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Fishing Charters & Tours, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Lincoln Road, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally see the interesting displays at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planning app .

Fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Miami, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

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