23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  15​h
1
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Denver
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Portland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  15​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Get in touch with nature at St. Augustine Wild Reserve and Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and Colonial Quarter. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Jacksonville: Maritime Museum of Amelia Island (in Fernandina Beach), St. Augustine (Memorial Presbyterian Church, Mission of Nombre de Dios, & more) and Fernandina Beach (in Amelia Island). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville visit planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Jacksonville is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Jacksonville, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Amelia Island
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Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Houmas House Plantation and Gardens and French Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Whitney Plantation in Wallace, approximately 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, and get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planner.

Drive from Jacksonville to New Orleans in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Jacksonville in March, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 19°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
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Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

3
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.
Visiting Dinosaur Valley State Park and Acton State Park will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: The Windmill Farm (in Tolar) and Fort Worth (Sundance Square & Kimbell Art Museum). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary builder .

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in March: highs in Dallas hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine Historic Main Street District, Dinosaur Valley State Park, The Windmill Farm, Acton State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Dinosaur Valley State Park ©
Dinosaur Valley State Park

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petroglyph National Monument and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Take a break from the city and head to Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Singing Road. Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Laguna Pueblo Mission (in Laguna). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church, wander the streets of Albuquerque Old Town, steep yourself in history at Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Albuquerque road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Albuquerque. Expect slightly colder evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Dallas in March, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Ojito Wilderness, Singing Road, Laguna Pueblo Mission, Casa San Ysidro: The Gutierrez/Minge House
Highlights from your plan
San Felipe de Neri Church ©
San Felipe de Neri Church
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

5
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Molly Brown House Museum and Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Keystone Ski Area and Winter Park Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Rocky Mountain National Park (Sheep Lakes, Many Parks Curve Overlook, & more) and Arapahoe Basin (in Keystone). There's more to do: glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Denver trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Albuquerque to Denver in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Albuquerque in March: high temperatures in Denver hover around 15°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Keystone, Winter Park Resort, Cherry Creek State Park, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Columbia River Maritime Museum and Ecola State Park. Get some cultural insight at Columbia Hills State Park and The Lewis And Clark National And State Historical Parks. Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Multnomah Falls (in Troutdale), Rowena Crest Viewpoint (in Mosier) and Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville). Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portland online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Portland, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Astoria, Columbia Hills State Park, Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls, Ecola State Park
Highlights from your plan

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