18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Rodrigue Studio. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planning website .

Edinburgh, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to New Orleans is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and River Legacy Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Top O'Hill Terrace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Frontier Park (in Prosper) and Coppell Nature Park (in Coppell). It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at Texas Discovery Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary site .

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, Frontier Park, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Coppell Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildcat Bluff Nature Center, then explore and take pictures at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Amarillo route planning app .

You can fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in June, Amarillo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center ©
Wildcat Bluff Nature Center
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Strip, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Amarillo to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Amarillo to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in June: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 46°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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.
Get outdoors at Oak Canyon Nature Center and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Angelus Temple.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are much colder (33°C), and nights are a bit cooler (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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