24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  5​h
1
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
9
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
11
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Norfolk


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Pioneer Plaza and then make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dallas driving holiday planner.

Norfolk to Dallas is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Norfolk to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Norfolk in August, expect Dallas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 96°F and 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Pioneer Plaza ©
Pioneer Plaza

1
night
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): Head underground at Big Room.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Dallas to Carlsbad Caverns National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Carlsbad Caverns National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect little chillier with lows of 69°F in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks
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Big Room ©
Big Room

1
night
Albuquerque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque travel route tool .

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in August, expect Albuquerque to be a bit cooler, temps between 88°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Fe, with lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 8th (Wed), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then browse the collection at Burton Barr Central Library.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Phoenix visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 105°F and lows about 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Burton Barr Central Library ©
Burton Barr Central Library

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 9th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Rim Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

6
nights
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.
The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Hollywood & Highland. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 16th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 101°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Birmingham route site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Birmingham in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Birmingham to be slightly colder, temps between 89°F and 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Centennial Park, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, and then get engrossed in the history at Lotz House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Nashville, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B
Centennial Park ©
Centennial Park

3
nights
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.
Head to Royal Street and Faulkner House Booksfor plenty of shopping. French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, stop by Louisiana Music Factory, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Frenchmen Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nashville in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 82°F, while days are slightly colder, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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