26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Alamogordo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Bentonville
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Street and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Get outdoors at Audubon Zoo and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, take a stroll through Garden District, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans vacation planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from New York City in May, with lows around 70°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alamogordo.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at White Sands National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Alamogordo trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from New Orleans to Alamogordo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from New Orleans to Alamogordo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Alamogordo to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Nature Parks

Side Trip

White Sands National Monument
Highlights from your plan
White Sands National Monument ©
White Sands National Monument

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Big Room and King's Palace. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Alamogordo to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 4 hours. In May in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tingley Beach and then stroll through ABQ BioPark Zoo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Albuquerque day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in May: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 77°F and lows are around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Balloon Rides

5
nights
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.
Bandelier National Monument and Loretto Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and Hyde Memorial State Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, cruise along The Plaza, and take in the natural beauty of ten thousand waves.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Santa Fe by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Santa Fe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

5
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Top O'Hill Terrace. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Sixth Floor Museum/Texas School Book Depository and Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dallas: Fort Worth (Thistle Hill House Museum, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, & more), Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (in Sherman) and Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose). There's more to do: explore the activities along Joe Pool Lake and browse the different shops at Northeast Mall.

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

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas. While traveling from Santa Fe, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Mall, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Joe Pool Lake
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza ©
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mountain View attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dallas to Mountain View. Expect slightly colder evenings in Mountain View when traveling from Dallas in May, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bentonville.

Things to do in Mountain View

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Blanchard Springs Caverns
Highlights from your plan
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Blanchard Springs Caverns

2
nights
Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bentonville trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Mountain View to Bentonville in 3.5 hours. May in Bentonville sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bentonville

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Eureka Springs, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

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