19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Durango
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Carrizozo
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Tuscaloosa
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
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New York City
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Death Valley National Park

— 1 day

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've added Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Rhyolite, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, don't miss a visit to Rhyolite, get all the information you need at Furnace Creek Visitor Center, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park vacation site.

San Jose to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Jose in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yavapai Point, South Kaibab Trail and Mather Point. On the 9th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glen Canyon National Recreation Area as well as Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your day by day itinerary now includes Forrest Gump Point. On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Page in May, with highs in Monument Valley at 74°F and lows at 44°F. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Durango.
Highlights from your trip

Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You've now added Mesa Verde National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Durango journey planning app.

Drive from Monument Valley to Durango in 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in May; daily highs in Durango reach 68°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Durango

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Fe Plaza as well as Canyon Road.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe route planner.

Drive from Durango to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Carrizozo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Carrizozo

— 1 night
Carrizozo is a town in Lincoln County, New Mexico and is the county seat with a population of 996 at the 2010 census. You've now added White Sands National Monument to your itinerary.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Carrizozo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Carrizozo by car takes about 3 hours. In May in Carrizozo, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Carrizozo

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carrizozo to Dallas. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carrizozo in May: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Greetings from Austin Mural as well as Texas State Capitol. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Greetings from Austin Mural and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

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

Getting from Dallas to Austin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites

San Antonio

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Historic Market Square, The San Antonio River Walk and The Alamo.

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

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
You've now added Space Center Houston to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Houston trip planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Houston by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your trip

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes French Quarter as well as Jackson Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in May, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tuscaloosa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites

Tuscaloosa

— 1 night
Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tuscaloosa attractions planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Tuscaloosa to be slightly colder, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Tuscaloosa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Downtown Nashville as well as Jack Daniel's Distillery. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get behind the scenes at Jack Daniel's Distillery and then stop by Downtown Nashville.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tuscaloosa to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll set off for Asheville on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Asheville trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Nashville to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Nashville in May, things will get a bit cooler in Asheville: highs are around 75°F and lows about 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

Washington DC

— 1 night
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes White House as well as Washington Monument. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument and then get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Asheville to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Washington DC sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Philadelphia

— 1 night

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Mon) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Statue of Liberty National Monument has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument and then take a stroll through Times Square. On the next day, go for a walk through Central Park.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City tour app.

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Neighborhoods

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.