22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 5 nights
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Dallas
— Few hours
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston journey planner.

Miami to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Houston. August in Houston sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 10th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District, then take a stroll around Tower of the Americas, and finally make a trip to La Villita Historic Arts Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, then take in the history at Mission San Juan, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip maker app.

Drive from Houston to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in August, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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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.
Visit Texas State Capitol and The Driskill for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bullock Texas State History Museum and LBJ Presidential Library. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take a stroll through 6th Street, stop by SoCo District, and get great views at Mount Bonnell.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Austin online vacation planner.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Austin sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Dallas

Big D

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 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas day trip website.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dallas are 96°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Bandelier National Monument.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Santa Fe takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Santa Fe: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
On the 19th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque route planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online road trip planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Phoenix by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in August, with highs in Phoenix at 105°F and lows at 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks

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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. USS Midway Museum and Casa de Estudillo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: stroll through La Jolla Cove, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Phoenix to San Diego in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 68°F, while days are cooler, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

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Los Angeles

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.
Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Nature

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.