18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hoover
— 3 nights
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Las Cruces
— 1 night
5
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
6
Austin
— 1 night
7
Lafayette
— 1 night
8
Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
9
Pensacola
— 1 night
10
Crystal River
— 1 night

3
nights
Hoover

Hoover
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hoover driving holiday planner.

Reno to Hoover is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Reno to Hoover, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Reno in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Hoover. You will leave for Zion National Park on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Hoover

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Hidden Canyon, hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail, and then hike along Riverside Walk.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoover to Zion National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Hoover to Zion National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hoover in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Zion National Park, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

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.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Las Cruces Railroad Museum and then steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Cruces takes 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Las Cruces reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village
Las Cruces Railroad Museum ©
Las Cruces Railroad Museum

2
nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 10th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Green Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Lion's Tail.

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Drive from Las Cruces to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Big Room ©
Big Room
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 12th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Texas State Cemetery, wander the streets of Rainey Street, and then identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Austin attractions tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in September, with highs in Austin at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Austin

Nightlife Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats ©
Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

1
night
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Acadiana.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Lafayette attractions planner.

You can fly from Austin to Lafayette in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Children's Museum of Acadiana ©
Children's Museum of Acadiana

2
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Red Stick Farmers Market, stroll around Riverfront Plaza, thenget engrossed in the history at Burden Museum & Gardens, and finally browse the different shops at Mall of Louisiana. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Louisiana Art & Science Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, thencontemplate the long history of The Old Governor's Mansion, thenexplore the galleries of Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tin Roof Brewery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge visit planner.

You can drive from Lafayette to Baton Rouge in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Baton Rouge can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Stick Farmers Market ©
Red Stick Farmers Market
Louisiana's Old State Capitol ©
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
Mike the Tiger's Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger's Habitat

1
night
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Barrancas National Cemetery, thenlook for gifts at Joe Patti's Seafood Company, and then get engrossed in the history at T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum.

Discover how to plan a Pensacola trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Baton Rouge to Pensacola in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Pensacola, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum ©
T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum
Barrancas National Cemetery ©
Barrancas National Cemetery
Joe Patti's Seafood Company ©
Joe Patti's Seafood Company

1
night
Crystal River

Crystal River ©
The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
On the 17th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Franklin Anderson Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Crystal River trip maker site.

Getting from Pensacola to Crystal River by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Crystal River. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks Wildlife Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge ©
Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
Franklin Anderson Gallery ©
Franklin Anderson Gallery

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