24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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New York City
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Los Alamos
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
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New York City

— 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, then see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City route website.

Perth, Australia to New York City is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Perth to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Perth in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation maker site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 6th (Wed), cool off at Discovery Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

New Orleans

— 2 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 8th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, stop by Faulkner House Books, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Orleans planning app.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Orlando in May, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas online trip maker.

Getting from New Orleans to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Alamos.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Alamos

— 1 night
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States that is recognized as the birthplace of the first atomic bomb––the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. On the 11th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Los Alamos Nature Center and then explore the stunning scenery at Bandelier National Monument.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Alamos day trip site.

Fly from Dallas to Los Alamos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in May, expect Los Alamos to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Alamos

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 12th (Tue), trek along South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Shoshone Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Los Alamos to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Traveling from Los Alamos in May, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

San Diego

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Plan my day in San Diego using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Palm Springs

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, and then identify plant and animal life at South Lykken Trail.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Palm Springs trip website.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Oak Canyon Nature Center, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and then look for gifts at Guitar Center.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Thu), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island. On the next day, examine the collection at Exploratorium, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and then get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.