24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oranjestad, Aruba
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
10
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
11
Roswell
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
12
Memphis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Nashville
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
14
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
15
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
16
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Oranjestad, Aruba

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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.
On the 5th (Sun), make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Oranjestad, Aruba to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Oranjestad in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, examine the collection at USS Kidd, look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger Habitat, then examine the collection at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Baton Rouge trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Baton Rouge, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
USS Kidd ©
USS Kidd
Mike the Tiger Habitat ©
Mike the Tiger Habitat
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center ©
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally trek along Arthur Storey Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Baton Rouge to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Arthur Storey Park ©
Arthur Storey Park

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Austin trip website .

Getting from Houston to Austin by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Antonio road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then browse the different shops at The Grove, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Getting from San Antonio to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in July, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, then explore the striking landscape of Santa Monica Mountains, then kick back and relax at Carbon Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica attractions planning website .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Two Rodeo Drive, Carbon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Two Rodeo Drive ©
Two Rodeo Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, wander the streets of The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Start your trip to Las Vegas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally don't miss a visit to Powell Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mohave Point, then hike along Bright Angel Trail, and then look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road 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. In July, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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day
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 18th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, view the masterpieces at Keshi, then take in the exciting artwork at El Nicho, and finally identify plant and animal life at Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Shopping Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Keshi ©
Keshi
El Nicho ©
El Nicho

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night
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Tokay Beaded Art, and finally do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Roswell sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Roswell takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Roswell: highs are around 42°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Roswell

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©

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day
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Memphis online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Roswell to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Roswell to Memphis is 1 hour. Traveling from Roswell in July, you will find days in Memphis are little chillier (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
Room Escape Games

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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 21st (Tue): get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and finally admire the majestic nature at Moss-Wright Park.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Nashville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Nashville

Fun & Games Nightlife Trails

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Moss-Wright Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill) ©
Moss-Wright Park ©
Moss-Wright Park

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 22nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip app .

You can fly from Nashville to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Washington DC. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Washington State Park, then explore the striking landscape of Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Green Lane Nature Center. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Christ Church, and finally ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip builder tool .

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, Green Lane Nature Center, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fort Washington State Park, Longwood Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library ©

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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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at New York City Hall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City route planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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