18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + train + bus:  7​h 15​min
1
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Miramar Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden, and then examine the collection at Desert Botanical Garden. On the next day, admire the striking features of Taliesin West, see Off-Road Tours, and then explore and take pictures at Chase Field.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Scottsdale tour builder app .

Vancouver, Canada to Scottsdale is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Vancouver in April: highs in Scottsdale hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Phoenix
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 8th (Mon), learn about all things military at Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums and then take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Paso trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Scottsdale to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in April; daily highs in El Paso reach 32°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
Fort Bliss and Old Ironsides Museums ©

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell, and finally hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Austin online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from El Paso to Austin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, then stroll through Houston Zoo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Smither Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planner.

Getting from Austin to Houston by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. April in Houston sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
Room Escape Games
Smither Park ©
Smither Park

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take a stroll through Garden District, get a taste of the local shopping with Royal Street, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in April, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach ©
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Waterfront Gifts and Art, admire all the interesting features of Kitchenique, then get your game on at Escape Zone 60, Destin, and finally admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Miramar Beach trip planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Miramar Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Miramar Beach, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Beaches Nature Parks

Side Trip

Destin
Highlights from your plan
Escape Zone 60, Destin ©
Escape Zone 60, Destin
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Waterfront Gifts and Art ©
Waterfront Gifts and Art

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, steep yourself in history at First White House of the Confederacy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and finally browse the exhibits of Alabama State Capitol.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Montgomery route tool .

You can drive from Miramar Beach to Montgomery in 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Miramar Beach in April since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 17th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta, admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, and then admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park.

Find out how to plan Atlanta trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Montgomery to Atlanta in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Bowen Plantation House, then get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, then take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, and finally look for gifts at The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Nashville trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Atlanta in April, with lows around 11°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Bowen Plantation House
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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