20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Memphis
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Huntsville
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
8
Orange Beach
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Los Angeles


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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Jesse James Birthplace Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Stone Church. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Kaleidoscope, get engrossed in the history at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and then examine the collection at Cabela's.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip planner.

New York City to Kansas City is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Kansas City. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Kansas City are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, The Stone Church, Cabela's, Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Jesse James Birthplace Museum ©
Jesse James Birthplace Museum
The Stone Church ©
The Stone Church

2
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
You've now added Graceland to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Graceland and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, then examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and then try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Memphis takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marathon in May, things will get a bit cooler in Memphis: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Graceland ©
Graceland

3
nights
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.
On the 5th (Sun), hike along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Memphis to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Memphis, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Willow Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Willow Beach ©
Willow Beach

3
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, Albuquerque is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 29°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cochiti Pueblo, Coronado Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 14th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Southern Museum of Flight, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, and then examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.

Plan trip to Birmingham with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Birmingham takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Albuquerque in May since evenings lows in Birmingham dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Huntsville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

2
nights
Huntsville

Huntsville ©
The three historical districts of Huntsville are tucked amid the lush greenery of nearly 60 parks within the city limits.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): have fun and explore at Earlyworks Museum Complex, stroll the grounds of Maple Hill Cemetery, and then wander the streets of Twickenham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Rainbow Mountain Trails, identify plant and animal life at Land Trust of North Alabama, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Huntsville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Huntsville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Orange Beach.

Things to do in Huntsville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Rainbow Mountain Trails
Highlights from your plan
Earlyworks Museum Complex ©
Earlyworks Museum Complex
Maple Hill Cemetery ©
Maple Hill Cemetery
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment ©
Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment

3
nights
Orange Beach

Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour and then stroll through Orange Beach Waterfront Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Alabama Point East and then immerse yourself in nature at Gulf State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orange Beach trip builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Huntsville to Orange Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. May in Orange Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Gulf State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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