25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Fe
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Las Cruces
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Carlsbad
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Abilene
— 1 night
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San Antonio
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Houston
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Mobile
— 1 night
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Savannah
— 7 nights
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Charleston
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Florence
— 1 night
Drive to Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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Santa Fe

City Different

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), contemplate the long history of El Rancho de las Golondrinas, browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel, and then view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Fe online travel route planner.

Colorado Springs to Santa Fe is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 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

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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), steep yourself in history at Old Mesilla Village.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Cruces sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Las Cruces takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Las Cruces is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 5th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Carlsbad visit planner.

Getting from Las Cruces to Carlsbad by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Abilene

Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Abilene online tour planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Abilene in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Carlsbad to Abilene is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 67°F. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to San Antonio.

Things to do in Abilene

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, and then tee off at Palmer Course at La Cantera.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can drive from Abilene to San Antonio in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Abilene in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 73°F in San Antonio. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

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Houston

Bayou City

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 (Sun): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then examine the collection at Houston Museum District, and then explore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center.

Plan trip to Houston with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from San Antonio to Houston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Childrens Museums

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New Orleans

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Immaculate Conception Church and Lake Lawn Metairie. Explore hidden gems such as Whitney Plantation and Global Wildlife Center. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Evergreen Plantation in Edgard, about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Garden District and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Houston to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in September, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mobile.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Mobile

On the 12th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, learn about all things military at The Fort of Colonial Mobile, get engrossed in the history at Conde-Charlotte Museum, then take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. On your second day here, enjoy some music at Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and then pause for some photo ops at Magnolia Cemetery.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mobile trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Mobile takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for little chillier nights in Mobile, with lows around 72°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Childrens Museums

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Panama City Beach

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Carillon Beach, make a trip 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 maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Mobile to Panama City Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. September in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. 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 · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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St. Augustine

St. Get some cultural insight at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine and Villa Zorayda Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Augustine Wild Reserve and Vilano Beach. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old St. Augustine Village, admire the architecture and history at Mission of Nombre de Dios, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Memorial Presbyterian Church, and examine the collection at Medieval Torture Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine route builder site.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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Savannah

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and First African Baptist Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Hilton Head (Folly Field Beach Park, Sea Pines Forest Preserve, &more), The Church of the Cross (in Bluffton) and St. Helena's Anglican Church (in Beaufort). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, take a stroll through Savannah Historic District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mickve Israel Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Savannah online travel planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Savannah by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Savannah sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and finally enjoy the sea views from Sullivan's Island Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Charleston road trip planner.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Charleston

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Pee Dee State Farmers Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Florence takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 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 trip

United States travel guide

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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.