27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Fly
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Drive
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Houston
— 1 night
Drive
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
8
Denver
— 1 night
Drive
9
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Palm Springs
11
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly

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Orlando — 4 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 24th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 23rd (Sun) at Discovery Cove. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Orlando road trip planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Orlando is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 17 hours. When traveling from Auckland in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Atlanta.
Theme Parks

Atlanta — 2 nights

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Georgia State Capitol and then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at World of Coca-Cola and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Atlanta day trip tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in April, things will get slightly colder in Atlanta: highs are around 27°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, then explore and take pictures at Upper Room, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Nashville, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to fly to Little Rock.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Little Rock — 2 nights

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 29th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at The Arkansas River Trail, walk around Riverfront Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Little Rock driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Nashville to Little Rock in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

New Orleans — 2 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and then wander the streets of Royal Street. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally make a trip to Jackson Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning app.

You can fly from Little Rock to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Little Rock in May, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Houston.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Houston — 1 night

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 3rd (Wed), meet the residents at Houston Zoo, walk around Buffalo Bayou Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Houston online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Houston to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to Santa Fe.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Santa Fe — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Plaza. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, browse the exhibits of Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then make a trip to ViVO Contemporary, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Santa Fe, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Denver.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Denver — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, then explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, then learn insider's secrets on Laws Whiskey House, and finally take a stroll through 16th Street Mall. Keep things going the next day: look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Fe in May, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Salt Lake City — 1 night

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 9th (Tue), get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

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You can fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 26°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Salt Lake City in May, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Palm Springs.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Palm Springs — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): gain insight at Palm Springs Air Museum, admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, things will get warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.