23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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Atlanta
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Madera
— 14 nights
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Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Michael C. Carlos Museum, see the interesting displays at Carter Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta road trip site.

Wilmington to Atlanta is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Atlanta, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, then visit Garden District, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by car from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are a bit warmer (80°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Fun & Games

Houston

— 1 night

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 5th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary site.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get great views at Lookout Studio and then examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park in 19 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums · Shopping

San Diego

— 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Appreciate the collections at Mission San Juan Capistrano and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Old Town Temecula in Temecula, approximately Temecula away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madera.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Madera

— 14 nights
Madera is a city in California and the county seat of Madera County. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fossil Discovery Center and Fresno Flats Historical Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery and Children's Museum of the Sierra. Venture out of the city with trips to Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (in Friant), Castle Air Museum (in Atwater) and Merced (Applegate Park Zoo, Merced County Courthouse Museum, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Pinnacles National Park, try your luck at Chukchansi Gold Resort Casino, do a tasting at Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen, and take a peaceful walk through Nelder Grove.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madera trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Madera with the Route module. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Madera are much hotter (99°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Madera

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · 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.