21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Austin
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Get some historical perspective at Venice Canals Walkway and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica State Beach and Manhattan Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Newport Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Newport Beach) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach).

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 18th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planning website.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bright Angel Trail and Desert View Watchtower. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Loretto Chapel and Canyon Road. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos), El Santuario de Chimayo (in Chimayo) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, and admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 10 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Austin

— 2 nights

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 26th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Inner Space Cavern, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of The Driskill, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin day trip website.

Fly from Santa Fe to Austin in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in September, with highs in Austin at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Ultimate Swamp Adventures. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Lake Lawn Metairie. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, put a fun spin on your tour with Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip builder website.

Fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Austin, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Cocoa Beach in Cocoa Beach (about 1h 5 min away). There's more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are slightly colder (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.