19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Roswell
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Richmond
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Fairfax
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Charlotte
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Tupelo
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Nashville
— 1 night
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then wander the streets of Royal Street. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to New Orleans is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to New Orleans, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

1
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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 31st (Sun), stop by Alien Zone Area 51, then take a stroll through Downtown Historic District, then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and finally look and learn at Roswell Museum & Art Center.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Roswell trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Roswell in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Roswell, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in March, you will find days in Roswell are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are colder (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Roswell Museum & Art Center ©
Roswell Museum & Art Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in a show at Hopi House, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally examine the collection at Kolb Studio. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Roswell in April: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

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Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
day
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Fly from Las Vegas to Houston in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Richmond.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Golf Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park

1
day
Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Virginia Capitol Building, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Carytown.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Richmond vacation website .

Traveling by flight from Houston to Richmond takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Richmond. Traveling from Houston in April, expect Richmond to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fairfax.

Things to do in Richmond

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Cemetery ©
Hollywood Cemetery
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ©
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Capitol Building ©
Virginia Capitol Building

2
nights
Fairfax

Fairfax ©
Fairfax, colloquially Central Fairfax, Downtown Fairfax, Fairfax City, Oldtown Fairfax, Historic Fairfax, or the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Burke Lake Park, admire the striking features of George Washington's Mount Vernon, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fairfax travel planner .

Traveling by car from Richmond to Fairfax takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Fairfax are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Fairfax

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Burke Lake Park, George Washington's Mount Vernon, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Concord Mills Mall, sample the fine beverages at Muddy River Distillery, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Libary, and finally see the interesting displays at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Charlotte road trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fairfax to Charlotte. Traveling from Fairfax in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Charlotte, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tupelo.

Things to do in Charlotte

Shopping Nightlife Fun & Games

Side Trips

Muddy River Distillery, Concord Mills Mall
Highlights from your plan
Concord Mills Mall ©
Concord Mills Mall
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Muddy River Distillery ©
Muddy River Distillery

1
night
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Tupelo Automobile Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natchez Trace Pkwy, and then contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tupelo trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Charlotte to Tupelo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Charlotte to Tupelo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B.

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Getting from Tupelo to Nashville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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