25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Abilene
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
San Antonio
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Mobile
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Savannah
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Charleston
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Florence
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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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 3rd (Tue), wander the wide-open spaces of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, and then shop like a local with Mama's Minerals.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner .

Colorado Springs to Santa Fe is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Las Cruces.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Rancho de las Golondrinas ©
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
The Harrell House Bug Museum ©
The Harrell House Bug Museum

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces ©
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village.

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Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Las Cruces takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Santa Fe in September since evenings lows in Las Cruces dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Las Cruces to Carlsbad in 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Carlsbad are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Highlights from your plan
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave

1
night
Abilene

Abilene
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Abilene road trip app .

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Abilene takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad to Abilene, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Abilene, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 67°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toSan Antonio.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and then tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio itinerary website .

Drive from Abilene to San Antonio in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Abilene in September since evenings lows in San Antonio dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palmer Course at La Cantera ©
Palmer Course at La Cantera
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, and then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planning app .

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Global Wildlife Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Immaculate Conception Church and Whitney Plantation. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Edgard to see Evergreen Plantation about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie.

To find out how to plan a trip to New Orleans, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Houston to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in September: highs in New Orleans hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center, Evergreen Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Kayaking & Canoeing
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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night
Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, brush up on your military savvy at The Fort of Colonial Mobile, examine the collection at Conde-Charlotte Museum, then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Magnolia Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mobile trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Mobile takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 72°F in Mobile. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Magnolia Cemetery ©
Magnolia Cemetery
The Fort of Colonial Mobile ©
The Fort of Colonial Mobile

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nights
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Carillon Beach, don't miss a visit to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach vacation website .

You can drive from Mobile to Panama City Beach in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mobile to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Carillon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Swim with Dolphins
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

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nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Wild Reserve and Mission of Nombre de Dios. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine and Colonial Quarter. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Torture Museum, steep yourself in history at Villa Zorayda Museum, and do a tasting at Vino Del Grotto Winery.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine travel app .

Getting from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios

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Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Step off the beaten path and head to Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Sea Pines Forest Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Savannah: Hilton Head (Fishing Charters & Tours, Folly Field Beach Park, & more), The Church of the Cross (in Bluffton) and St. Helena's Anglican Church (in Beaufort). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Old Sheldon Church Ruins, appreciate the extensive heritage of City Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and stroll the grounds of Colonial Park Cemetery.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Savannah trip planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Savannah, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island, Old Sheldon Church Ruins, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia Sea Turtle Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge ©
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Isle of Palms Beach, contemplate the long history of St. Michael's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally don't miss a visit to Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Charleston road trip website .

Getting from Savannah to Charleston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Charleston, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Palms Beach, Sullivan's Island Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse ©
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse

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Florence

Florence ©
Florence is a city in Florence County, South Carolina, United States, and it is probably best known for the intersection of I-95 and I-20, and the eastern terminus of I-20. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Pee Dee State Farmers Market.

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

Traveling by car from Charleston to Florence takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Florence

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Pee Dee State Farmers Market ©
Pee Dee State Farmers Market

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