24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Wawona
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Oatman
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Winslow
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Marfa
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Lafayette
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
13
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
14
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
15
Miami
— 1 night
End: Miami

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.
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Bradbury Building ©
Bradbury Building

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Before you visit Carmel, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Carmel to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping
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The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll around Crissy Field and then get great views at Battery Spencer. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Alamo Square, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Battery Spencer, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
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Crissy Field ©
Crissy Field
Golden Gate National Recreation Area ©
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Wawona route planning site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Wawona, with highs around 32°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oatman.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chilnualna Falls
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Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls

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Oatman

Oatman ©
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): cruise along Sitgreaves Pass, then don't miss a visit to Jelly-Bean, and then go for a walk through Oatman Gift Shack.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oatman visit planning site .

Getting from Wawona to Oatman by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Oatman is a bit warmer than Wawona - with highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Winslow.

Things to do in Oatman

Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass
Oatman Gift Shack ©
Oatman Gift Shack

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Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 11th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Old Trails Museum, then take in breathtaking views at Rock Art Canyon Ranch, and then stroll around Little Painted Desert County Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Winslow trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Oatman to Winslow in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Oatman in October, expect nights in Winslow to be much colder, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Winslow

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Navajo County Historical Museum
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Old Trails Museum ©
Old Trails Museum
Little Painted Desert County Park ©
Little Painted Desert County Park
Navajo County Historical Museum ©
Navajo County Historical Museum

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Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, examine the collection at Gunfighter Hall of Fame, then examine the collection at Rose Tree Museum and Books, then get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Tin Cup Mining Company.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tombstone tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Winslow to Tombstone in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Tombstone when traveling from Winslow in October, with lows around 15°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marfa.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums Tours Shopping
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Gunfighter Hall of Fame ©
Gunfighter Hall of Fame
Rose Tree Museum and Books ©
Rose Tree Museum and Books
Tombstone's Historama ©
Tombstone's Historama

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Marfa

Marfa ©
Marfa is a city in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos in far West Texas, located between the Davis Mountains and Big Bend National Park. On the 15th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Judd Foundation.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marfa trip maker website .

Getting from Tombstone to Marfa by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tombstone in October, Marfa is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dallas.

Things to do in Marfa

Shopping Museums
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Judd Foundation ©
Judd Foundation

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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.
To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marfa to Dallas. Traveling from Marfa in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Dallas. On the 16th (Wed), you'll travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cibolo Nature Center and iFLY Indoor Skydiving - San Antonio. There's much more to do: walk around Phil Hardberger Park, take an in-depth tour of The History Shop, let little ones run wild at Yanaguana Garden, and see the interesting displays at Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Dallas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trip

Cibolo Nature Center
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McAllister Park ©
McAllister Park
Phil Hardberger Park ©
Phil Hardberger Park
La Cantera Golf Club ©
La Cantera Golf Club

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): let little ones run wild at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, then stroll around Acadiana Park Nature Station, then snap pictures at Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge and Monument, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lafayette holiday site .

You can fly from San Antonio to Lafayette in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. October in Lafayette sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Church of St Martin de Tours
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Sky Zone Trampoline Park ©
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Acadiana Park Nature Station ©
Acadiana Park Nature Station
Church of St Martin de Tours ©
Church of St Martin de Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, grab your bike and head to Tammany Trace, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Tammany Trace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): walk around Jones Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Longue Vue House and Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine Church.

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

Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Lafayette in October, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Tammany Trace, Jones Park, Tammany Trace
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Tammany Trace ©
Tammany Trace
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
Tammany Trace ©
Tammany Trace

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Avatar Flight of Passage and Mako. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, experience the excitement of Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, stop by The LEGO Store, and learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning app .

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Fun & Games Theme Parks Parks
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The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ©
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Avatar Flight of Passage ©
Avatar Flight of Passage
ICON Park ©
ICON Park

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Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck and then take in the waterfront at Key West Historic Seaport.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in October, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Key West Historic Seaport ©
Key West Historic Seaport

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Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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