23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Albuquerque
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, and then stroll through Lands End. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf and then explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to San Francisco is minus 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Bike Path.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara tour planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach, and then stroll through Seal Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stroll through Manhattan Beach, and then stroll through Redondo Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in March since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, identify plant and animal life at South Lykken Trail, then tee off at Indian Canyons Golf Resort, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Lucille Ball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest, trek along Indian Canyons Hiking Trails, then explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally trek along Palm Springs Museum Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Golf

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Boulder Beach Campground (Lake Mead National Recreation Area), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then stop by The LINQ Promenade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder app.

Fly from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in March; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 27°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then walk around Indian Garden, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and finally take some stellar pictures from Trailview Overlook.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 16°C by day to -5°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Albuquerque

— 3 nights

Duke City

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 14th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, then immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cibola National Forest, and finally stroll through La Luz Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Canyon Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 22°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Houston.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Houston

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Brazos Bend State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at East End Historic District and Memorial Park. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, admire the natural beauty at McGovern Centennial Gardens, and get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Houston road trip site.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Houston: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a stroll through Garden District, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, then stop by Faubourg Marigny, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Ursuline Convent Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then walk around New Orleans Musical Legends Park.

Start your trip to New Orleans by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.