23 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Washington DC
Washington DC
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
New Orleans
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff


Washington DC — 3 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker website.

Cardiff, UK to Washington DC is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cardiff to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Cardiff in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arlington.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Arlington — 2 nights

National History, Local Flavor

Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps, see the interesting displays at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, and then stroll around Clemyjontri Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then contemplate the long history of Arlington National Cemetery, and then walk around Gravelly Point Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Arlington vacation planner.

Arlington is very close to Washington DC. In August in Arlington, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Nashville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

Nashville — 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Dueling Grounds Distillery (in Franklin) and Bowling Green (Corsair Artisan Distillery, NCM Motorsports Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Arlington to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Nashville sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

New Orleans — 4 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, savor the flavors at The Sazerac House, walk around New Orleans City Park, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel route planning tool.

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can fly to Houston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Houston — 2 nights

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.
On the 29th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston and then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum Houston. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then stroll around Smither Park.

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Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Houston: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly to Memphis.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Memphis — 2 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Graceland, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then try your luck at Horseshoe Tunica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art, contemplate the long history of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Memphis road trip website.

Getting from Houston to Memphis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in August, you will find days in Memphis are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can fly to Roswell.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos
Side Trip

Roswell — 1 night

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 2nd (Sat), examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, stop by Rustic Essentials Soap Company, get in on the family fun at Roswell Space Center, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico - BY APPOINTMENT 24 HOURS AHEAD, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tokay Beaded Art.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Roswell route builder site.

Fly from Memphis to Roswell in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Memphis to Roswell, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Memphis in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Roswell, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks

Las Vegas — 4 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see Off-Road Tours, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Roswell to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Roswell to Las Vegas. Traveling from Roswell in September, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.

Virginia travel guide

Historic Sites · Wineries & Vineyards · Gardens
Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.