22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Miami
+3
tram + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dallas
— Few hours
Drive:  12​h
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Houston day trip tool .

Miami to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens ©
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Alamo, contemplate the long history of King William Historic District, then get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village. On your second day here, 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Antonio trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
King William Historic District ©
King William Historic District

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Texas State Capitol and Mount Bonnell. Get some cultural insight at Bullock Texas State History Museum and The Driskill. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, take a stroll through 6th Street, explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, and stop by Waterloo Records.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Austin trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Austin can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mount Bonnell ©
Mount Bonnell
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dallas online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 96°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, examine the collection 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. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays 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 more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip builder .

Getting from Dallas to Santa Fe by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for little chillier days in Santa Fe, with highs around 84°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument

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

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque trip maker site .

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in August, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Albuquerque

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 20th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then explore the galleries of Desert Botanical Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Phoenix road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in August; daily highs in Phoenix reach 105°F and lows reach 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in August, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

6
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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Los Angeles trip simple and quick.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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