19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Baton Rouge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Charles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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New Orleans — 3 nights

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.
Attractions like The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo, have fun and explore at Louisiana Children's Museum, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and stroll around Audubon Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Trent Lott International Airport. In July, daily temperatures in New Orleans can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Baton Rouge.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Baton Rouge — 2 nights

Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, admire the striking features of Oak Alley Plantation, and then contemplate the long history of Nottoway Plantation. On the next day, learn about all things military at USS Kidd, admire the natural beauty at Houmas House and Gardens, and then make a splash at Blue Bayou Water Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Baton Rouge itinerary planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Baton Rouge hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Lafayette.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Lafayette — 2 nights

Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, then look for gifts at Martins Accordions, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Martin. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens, then stroll through Rip Van Winkle Gardens, and then get curious at Lafayette Science Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lafayette travel route tool.

You can drive from Baton Rouge to Lafayette in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lafayette can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lake Charles.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Lake Charles — 2 nights

Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): walk around Prien Lake Park, then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, and then walk around Millennium Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at USS Orleck Naval Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Gator Chateau, and then stroll around Sam Houston Jones State Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Charles online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Lafayette to Lake Charles in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alexandria.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife
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Alexandria — 2 nights

Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. On the 11th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Kent Plantation House, meet the residents at Alexandria Zoological Park, and then explore the engaging exhibits at T.R.E.E. House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Alexandria Museum of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gone Wild Safari Park, and then take a memorable drive along Cane River National Heritage Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alexandria online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lake Charles to Alexandria takes 2 hours. July in Alexandria sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.
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Side Trips

Yosemite National Park — 1 night

Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from Alexandria to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 29 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Alexandria in July, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco attractions planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 18th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C.
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Theme Parks
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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