19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Taos
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Orlando


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4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Whitney Plantation and Garden District. The National WWII Museum and Escape My Room New Orleans will appeal to museum buffs. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom) and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (in Covington). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans tour itinerary planner .

Orlando to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Orlando in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery, Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church

4
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and Mission San Jose. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Alamo and San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs), Fredericksburg (Pioneer Museum Complex & St. Mary's Catholic Church) and Austin (Harry Ransom Center & Stand-Up Paddleboarding). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Little Church of La Villita, admire nature's extreme beauty at Kilwins Alamo Plaza, and take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in San Antonio hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Austin, Hamilton Pool Preserve
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Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve

1
night
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 20th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room and then surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Expect a daytime high around 97°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Big Room ©
Big Room

3
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as El Santuario de Chimayo and San Miguel Chapel. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ghost Ranch and New Mexico Museum of Art. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, explore the galleries of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, don't miss a visit to Lacuna Galleries, and view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in July, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Fe: highs are around 88°F and lows about 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

El Santuario de Chimayo, Ghost Ranch
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Ghost Ranch ©
Ghost Ranch
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel

2
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
On the 24th (Wed), make a trip to Taos Pueblo, see the interesting displays at Mabel Dodge Luhan Historic House, then take in the exciting artwork at Enchanted Circle Pottery, then view the masterpieces at Tesuque Glass Works, and finally admire the masterpieces at Blumenschein Home & Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Jose de Gracia Mission Church, then learn about winemaking at La Chiripada Winery, then make a trip to Taos Drums, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Taos trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Taos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, expect Taos to be a bit cooler, temps between 83°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Taos

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Tesuque Glassworks, La Chiripada Winery, San Jose de Gracia Church
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Taos Pueblo ©
Taos Pueblo
San Jose de Gracia Church ©
San Jose de Gracia Church

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.
Get outdoors at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve and Dinosaur Valley State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art. Take a break from Dallas with a short trip to Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Western Heights Cemetery, examine the collection at Frontiers of Flight Museum, and look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Taos to Dallas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Taos to Dallas is 1 hour. When traveling from Taos in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 96°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Texas Civil War Museum, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Dinosaur Valley State Park
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Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center

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