22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Austin
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Athens

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore Austin's surroundings by going to Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main) and San Antonio (The Alamo, Mission San Jose, & more). The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, look for all kinds of wild species at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, have some family-friendly fun at Urban Axes Austin, and admire the masterpieces at Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Austin itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Austin is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Athens to Austin, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Athens in May: highs in Austin hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Antonio, Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

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 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, then pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Austin to Dallas by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. May in Dallas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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 9th (Sat): explore the galleries of New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, then have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Corrales Bosque, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Albuquerque New Mexico Temple.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque online trip builder .

Getting from Dallas to Albuquerque by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in May: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 29°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Fly from Albuquerque to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Albuquerque in May since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and get great views at Lipan Point.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, stroll through Wildcat Trail, and then admire all the interesting features of Moki Dugway. On the next day, stroll around Sandstone Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip maker website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May; daily highs in Monument Valley reach 27°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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