25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Huntsville
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
3
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Denver
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h
6
Portland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
End: Seattle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Global Wildlife Center and then identify plant and animal life at Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Evergreen Plantation, then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans journey planning app .

Huntsville to New Orleans is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. While traveling from Huntsville, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 82°F. You will leave for Austin on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Global Wildlife Center, Evergreen Plantation, Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Global Wildlife Center ©
Global Wildlife Center
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery

2
nights
Austin

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Hamilton Pool Preserve has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hamilton Pool Preserve, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then do a tasting at Duchman Family Winery, then trek along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Austin travel planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Austin hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 75°F. You will leave for Albuquerque on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Austin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Duchman Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Duchman Family Winery ©
Duchman Family Winery

5
nights
Albuquerque

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Santuario de Chimayo and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Visit San Felipe de Neri Church and Albuquerque New Mexico Temple for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Albuquerque side-trips: Pecos National Historical Park (in Pecos) and Santa Fe (San Miguel Chapel, Nambe Trading Post, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Albuquerque Museum, do a tasting at Casa Rondena Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, and see the interesting displays at American International Rattlesnake Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque trip builder website .

Getting from Austin to Albuquerque by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in August, expect Albuquerque to be little chillier, temps between 88°F and 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Santa Fe, El Santuario de Chimayo, Pecos National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
El Santuario de Chimayo ©
El Santuario de Chimayo
Pecos National Historical Park ©
Pecos National Historical Park

6
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get some historical perspective at Denver Union Station and 16th Street Mall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Lake Trail and Mount Evans. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Cub Lake Trail (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and Mother Cabrini Shrine (in Golden). And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, examine the collection at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, and take an in-depth tour of History Colorado Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip builder .

Getting from Albuquerque to Denver by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albuquerque in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Denver, with lows of 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Moab.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Mother Cabrini Shrine, Dinosaur Ridge
Highlights from your plan
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Moab Rock Shop, then admire all the interesting features of Island in the Sky, and then hike along White Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Moab vacation planning app .

You can fly from Denver to Moab in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Denver in August, expect nights in Moab to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 92°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Sego Canyon Petroglyphs, Pine Tree Arch, Fisher Towers
Highlights from your plan
White Rim Trail ©
White Rim Trail
Fisher Towers ©
Fisher Towers
Pine Tree Arch ©
Pine Tree Arch

4
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Columbia River Highway and Portland Art Museum. For shopping fun, head to Powell's City of Books or Pearl District. Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Dayton (Domaine Serene & Stoller Family Estate). There's much more to do: hike along Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Peninsula Park and Rose Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland travel route builder tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Moab to Portland in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Portland is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Moab, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Dayton, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Stoller Family Estate ©
Stoller Family Estate

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Do your shopping at Pike Place Market and Chihuly Garden and Glass. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Snoqualmie Falls and Alki Beach. Go for a jaunt from Seattle to Bainbridge Island to see Bloedel Reserve about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: walk around Kerry Park and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seattle driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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