20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  28​h
1
Scottsdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
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
8
Atlanta
— 2 nights
9
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  41​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 15th (Tue): perfect your strike at Lucky Strike Phoenix. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then admire the striking features of Taliesin West, and then stop by Outrageous Olive Oil & Vinegar.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale itinerary planning tool .

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vancouver to Scottsdale due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in January, expect nights in Scottsdale to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Outdoors

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 18th (Fri), cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook and then examine the collection at National Border Patrol Museum.

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 January; daily highs in El Paso reach 17°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in El Paso

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
National Border Patrol Museum ©
National Border Patrol Museum

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 19th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, and finally view the masterpieces at Wild About Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell, and finally trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Austin road trip website .

Fly from El Paso to Austin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Austin. Traveling from El Paso in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough 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 21st (Mon): 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. January in Houston sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) 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: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, and examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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 25th (Fri): 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. January in Miramar Beach sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Montgomery.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Nature Parks Outdoors

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 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home, ponder the world of politics at Alabama State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of First White House of the Confederacy, and finally make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miramar Beach in January: high temperatures in Montgomery hover around 16°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) 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 27th (Sun), 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: admire the majestic nature at Chastain Park, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola, and then meet the residents at Georgia Aquarium.

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 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) 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 29th (Tue), 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 see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Nashville.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nashville vacation planning site .

You can fly from Atlanta to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in January, things will get a bit cooler in Nashville: highs are around 10°C and lows about -1°C. On the 31st (Thu), 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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