21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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Albuquerque
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Roswell
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
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Austin
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Galveston
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New Orleans
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Birmingham
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Nashville
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Russellville
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Oklahoma City
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Santa Fe
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Flagstaff
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Albuquerque

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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Albuquerque vacation planning app.

Phoenix to Albuquerque is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Phoenix in June, with highs in Albuquerque at 93°F and lows at 64°F. On the 5th (Fri), you'll travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

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Roswell

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, get to know the fascinating history of Downtown Historic District, and then learn about winemaking at Pecos Flavors Winery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Roswell trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Roswell takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 97°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour. On the 6th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Austin.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Visiting Barton Springs Pool and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, wander the streets of Rainey Street, explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, and ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Austin trip planning site.

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Austin. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in June, you will find days in Austin are slightly colder (93°F), and nights are a bit warmer (73°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galveston.

Things to do in Austin

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

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Galveston

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
On the 10th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Stewart Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galveston road trip planner.

You can drive from Austin to Galveston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Austin in June, plan for slightly colder days in Galveston, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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New Orleans

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and then visit Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Galveston to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Galveston in June, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Birmingham

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, then grab your bike and head to Rotary Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Civil Rights District.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Birmingham takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in June since evenings lows in Birmingham dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Escape the urban bustle at Burgess Falls State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Visit McGavock Confederate Cemetery and President James K. Polk Home & Museum for their historical value. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Onyx Cave (in Cave City), Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville) and Diamond Caverns (in Park City). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The District, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, sample the fine beverages at Prichard's Distillery, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville tour planning site.

You can drive from Birmingham to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Russellville.

Things to do in Nashville

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Russellville

Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 27,920, according to the 2010 Census. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge and then immerse yourself in nature at Mount Nebo State Park.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Russellville trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Nashville to Russellville in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Russellville

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Oklahoma City

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Martin Park Nature Center and then wander the streets of Bricktown.

Make your Oklahoma City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Russellville to Oklahoma City in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Oklahoma City are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Santa Fe

City Different

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 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Santuario de Chimayo, then hike along Dale Ball Trails, then explore the galleries of San Miguel Chapel, and finally stop by Wind River Trading Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oklahoma City to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 56°F. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 24th (Wed), cruise along Oak Creek Vista Point and then enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, Flagstaff is little chillier than Santa Fe - with highs of 82°F and lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.