24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
6
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Arlington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 4 nights
End: New York City

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Phoenix is known for museums, parks, nature, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy some friendly competition at Lucky Strike Phoenix, and admire all the interesting features of Chase Field.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Phoenix. August in Phoenix sees daily highs of 105°F and lows of 83°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Helicopter Tours
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Barrio de Analco, then don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then admire the natural beauty at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Wind River Trading Company.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel site .

You can fly from Phoenix to Santa Fe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect Santa Fe to be cooler, temps between 84°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens

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.
Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in Fort Worth--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, stroll around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and pause for some photo ops at John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dallas trip website .

Fly from Santa Fe to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Santa Fe in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 96°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

AT&T Stadium, The Escape Game Dallas, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©

2
nights
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.
To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio attractions planner .

Fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Antonio are 98°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then take a stroll through Royal Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans visit planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in August, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (82°F), and nights are a bit warmer (82°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 24th (Sat), catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Bowen Plantation House, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Nashville vacation planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Nashville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, expect nights in Nashville to be slightly colder, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 89°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Nashville

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

1
night
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
On the 26th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Carowinds, then get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, and then identify plant and animal life at Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte visit planner.

Fly from Nashville to Charlotte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Charlotte due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Arlington.

Things to do in Charlotte

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
Billy Graham Library ©
Billy Graham Library

2
nights
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Change things up with a short trip to Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and make a trip to John F. Kennedy Grave Site.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Arlington road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Arlington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Arlington

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City holiday planning website .

You can fly from Arlington to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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