20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  22​h 15​min
3
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Corpus Christi
— 2 nights
Bus:  6​h 45​min
9
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, then view the masterpieces at Bronze Coast Gallery, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Seaside Beach Lewis and Clark Monument, browse the exhibits of Columbia River Maritime Museum, then appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, then see the interesting displays at Seaside Inverted Experience, and finally admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park.

Before you visit Cannon Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Portland to Cannon Beach is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cannon Beach are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Seaside
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Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portland trip planner .

You can drive from Cannon Beach to Portland in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Portland are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Portland

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Portland to Sedona in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Portland to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in November, you will find days in Sedona are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Spas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then make a trip to Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, then contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, and finally explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Sedona to Santa Fe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sedona in November; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 14°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cochiti Pueblo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 23rd (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, stroll around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, and then take an in-depth tour of Carlsbad Museum and Art Center. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Carlsbad trip planning website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Carlsbad by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in November; daily highs in Carlsbad reach 22°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Austin.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center
Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol. On the next day, wander the streets of South Congress Avenue, trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Wild About Music, then admire the striking features of The Driskill, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at 6th Street.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Carlsbad to Austin. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad to Austin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Carlsbad in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Austin, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Alamo and Grape Creek Vineyards on Main. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Antonio: Fredericksburg (Grape Creek Vineyards & National Museum of the Pacific War). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of La Villita Historic Arts Village, and steep yourself in history at Little Church of La Villita.

Start your trip to San Antonio by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
National Museum of the Pacific War

2
nights
Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©
A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Malaquite Beach and Pavilion and then kick back and relax at Padre Island National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach and then get engrossed in the history at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi trip builder app .

You can drive from San Antonio to Corpus Christi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Corpus Christi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Port Aransas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Corpus Christi to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

2
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at Lifestylez Nails Spa, then take a stroll through Sundance Square, then admire the natural beauty at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and finally do a tasting at Umbra Winery. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Bishop Arts District and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Houston to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Grapevine, Fort Worth
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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