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
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Tram:  5​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Waco
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
End: Washington DC

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Sun), shop like a local with Ghirardelli Square. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, listen to music at Bellagio Fountains, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas online vacation planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 13th (Sat), explore and take pictures at AT&T Stadium and then admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. On the next day, meet the residents at Dallas World Aquarium, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Las Vegas to Dallas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Dallas due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Dallas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

AT&T Stadium
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium

1
day
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cameron Park Zoo, then take in the views from Waco Suspension Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally stop by Magnolia Market at the Silos.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Waco travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dallas to Waco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. October in Waco sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cameron Park Zoo ©
Cameron Park Zoo
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Waco Suspension Bridge ©
Waco Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and then get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Waco to Austin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool

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.
Kids will enjoy Audubon Zoo and Jackson Square. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, take a stroll through Garden District, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Austin to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

1
night
Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montgomery day trip planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Montgomery takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Montgomery, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Memphis.
Highlights from your plan
Hank Williams Statue ©
Hank Williams Statue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pyramid Vodka.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Montgomery to Memphis in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Memphis Zoo ©
Memphis Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Bledsoe Creek State Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Radnor Lake State Park, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

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Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Nashville are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bledsoe Creek State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bledsoe Creek State Park ©
Bledsoe Creek State Park
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art and then pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip site .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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