21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+2
train + bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Houston
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manchester

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Point Loma and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Oceanside Museum of Art (in Oceanside), Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, stroll through Pacific Beach, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip maker app .

San Francisco to San Diego is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Coronado Beach, Oceanside Museum of Art, South Carlsbad State Beach, Moonlight State Beach
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Big Thicket National Preserve and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glenwood Cemetery and Lone Star Flight Museum. Step out of Houston to go to Washington and see Washington-on-the-Brazos, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History, explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, walk around Smither Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Houston vacation maker app .

Getting from San Diego to Houston by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in September, with highs in Houston at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge, Big Thicket National Preserve, Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
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Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Big Thicket National Preserve ©
Big Thicket National Preserve
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge ©
Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Escape My Room New Orleans and Biloxi Beach. Explore New Orleans' surroundings by going to Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum (in Covington), Global Wildlife Center (in Folsom) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, get a taste of the local shopping with Jamie Hayes Gallery, stop by Boutique du Vampyre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine Church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Houston in September, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center, Ultimate Swamp Adventures, Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum, Biloxi Beach
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Ormond Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at International Drive and World of Disney. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach), Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (in Homosassa Springs) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral). Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall, and have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from New Orleans to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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