21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Miami
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Mobile
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
— 1 day
Drive
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 day
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stop by Art Deco Historic District, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami trip planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Miami, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: high temperatures in Miami hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): browse the different shops at Disney Springs, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion and then browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia.

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Getting from Miami to Orlando by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 9th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours & More, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Panama City Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. July in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Mobile

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mobile day trip planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Mobile by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Mobile are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to New Orleans.

Things to do in Mobile

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Fun & Games

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and French Quarter. Do your shopping at Royal Street and Jamie Hayes Gallery. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, take a tour by water with Happiness Bayou Tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans attractions planning app.

You can drive from Mobile to New Orleans in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mobile in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Houston

— 1 day

Bayou City

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 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then stroll through Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then make a trip to Water Wall, and finally tee off at Hermann Park.

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

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in July: highs in Houston hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Golf

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 14th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower of the Americas, then get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): shop like a local with The Blanton Museum of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, then stop by Waterloo Records, and finally take a stroll through South Congress Avenue.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin online trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Albuquerque

— 1 day

Duke City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and then stop by The Candy Lady.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque travel planner.

You can drive from Austin to Albuquerque in 14 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Austin in July: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then trot along with Canyon Trail Rides, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planning tool.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Albuquerque in July: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 40°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stop by Barneys New York, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally look for gifts at Edelweiss Chocolate Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Annenberg Community Beach House, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: highs in Los Angeles hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.