23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lyon
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Borrego Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Yuma
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Mesa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Willcox
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Alpine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Del Rio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Bandera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
16
Fort Worth
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Lyon

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica Pier. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Lyon, France to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lyon in April: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Diego trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs
Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Borrego Springs trip site .

You can drive from San Diego to Borrego Springs in 2 hours. When traveling from San Diego in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Borrego Springs: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Yuma.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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Yuma

Yuma ©
Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. On the 29th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Colorado River State Historic Park, experience rural life at Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm, and then see the interesting displays at Castle Dome Mine Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yuma road trip app .

You can drive from Borrego Springs to Yuma in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Borrego Springs to Yuma. In April, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mesa.

Things to do in Yuma

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Castle Dome Mine Museum ©
Castle Dome Mine Museum
Colorado River State Historic Park ©
Colorado River State Historic Park
Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm ©
Martha's Gardens Medjool Date Farm

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Mesa

Mesa ©
Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): walk around Usery Mountain Regional Park, then head outdoors with Sloan Park, and then browse the fresh offerings at Superstition Ranch Market.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mesa trip builder site .

You can drive from Yuma to Mesa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Yuma in April, plan for little chillier days in Mesa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Mesa

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sloan Park ©
Sloan Park
Usery Mountain Regional Park ©
Usery Mountain Regional Park
Superstition Ranch Market ©
Superstition Ranch Market

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, shop like a local with Etherton Gallery, and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon. On the next day, examine the collection at Pima Air and Space Museum and then cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Tucson trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Mesa to Tucson in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Mesa in May, Tucson is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

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Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, then get your game on at Old Tombstone Western Theme Park, then stroll the grounds of Boothilll Graveyard, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Bird Cage Theatre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tombstone day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Tombstone takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tucson in May: highs in Tombstone hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Willcox.

Things to do in Tombstone

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Boothilll Graveyard ©
Boothilll Graveyard
O.K. Corral ©
O.K. Corral
Bird Cage Theatre ©
Bird Cage Theatre

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Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Fort Bowie National Historic Site, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chiricahua National Monument, and then examine the collection at The Thing.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Willcox trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Tombstone to Willcox in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Tombstone in May, expect nights in Willcox to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Thing
Highlights from your plan
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Fort Bowie National Historic Site ©
Fort Bowie National Historic Site
The Thing ©
The Thing

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El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook and then admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art.

Discover how to plan a El Paso trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Willcox to El Paso in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May in El Paso, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alpine.

Things to do in El Paso

Scenic Drive Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
El Paso Museum of Art ©
El Paso Museum of Art

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Alpine

Alpine ©
Alpine is a city in and the county seat of Brewster County, Texas, United States. On the 6th (Wed), stop by Davis Mt. Broom Shop, then steep yourself in history at Fort Davis National Historic Site, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Big Bend, and finally delve into the mystery of Marfa Lights Viewing Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alpine trip planner .

Drive from El Paso to Alpine in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to Alpine is 1 hour. Traveling from El Paso in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Alpine. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Alpine

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort Davis, Marfa Lights Viewing Center
Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Big Bend ©
Museum of the Big Bend
Fort Davis National Historic Site ©
Fort Davis National Historic Site
Davis Mt. Broom Shop ©
Davis Mt. Broom Shop

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Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Santa Elena Canyon and then trek along The Window Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emory Peak, and then hike along Lost Mine Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Big Bend National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Alpine to Big Bend National Park in 2.5 hours. In May, Big Bend National Park is a bit warmer than Alpine - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Del Rio.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chisos Mountains ©
Chisos Mountains
Santa Elena Canyon ©
Santa Elena Canyon
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail

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Del Rio

Del Rio ©
Del Rio is a city in and the county seat of Val Verde County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Amistad National Recreation Area and then do a tasting at Val Verde Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Del Rio day trip app .

Traveling by car from Big Bend National Park to Del Rio takes 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bandera.

Things to do in Del Rio

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Seminole Canyon State Park and Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Amistad National Recreation Area ©
Amistad National Recreation Area
Val Verde Winery ©
Val Verde Winery

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Bandera

Bandera ©
Bandera is the county seat of Bandera County, Texas, United States, in the Texas Hill Country, which is part of the Edwards Plateau. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): walk around Louise Hays Park. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Wildseed Farms, then do a tasting at Grape Creek Vineyards, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of the Pacific War, and finally make a trip to Charles Beckendorf Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bandera trip tool .

You can drive from Del Rio to Bandera in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Del Rio in May, expect Bandera to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Bandera

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Louise Hays Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Pacific War ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Wildseed Farms ©
Wildseed Farms

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, and then take in the history at Mission San Jose. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, then take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower of the Americas.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Bandera to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bandera in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in San Antonio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, then pause for some photo ops at Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Austin vacation tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Austin are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace and then stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip planner.

Drive from Austin to Fort Worth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Fort Worth, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dallas, Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

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