27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Miami
Drive:  19​h
1
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Lake Charles
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  23​h
6
Durango
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
13
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  32​h
End: Miami


1
night
Panama City Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach and then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip planning app .

Miami to Panama City Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of tram, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of tram, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in December: high temperatures in Panama City Beach hover around 69°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, wander the streets of Royal Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans road trip tool .

Getting from Panama City Beach to New Orleans by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Panama City Beach in December, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 57°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lake Charles.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

few
hours
Lake Charles

Lake Charles
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lake Charles online travel planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lake Charles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Lake Charles: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 46°F at night. You will leave for Austin on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Lake Charles

Museums Parks Fun & Games

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then stop by Waterloo Records, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally get your game on at The Escape Game Austin.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Austin journey planner.

Fly from Lake Charles to Austin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip maker .

You can take a bus from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Austin in December, plan for little chillier days in Dallas, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 41°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Durango.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 27th (Thu), make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango and then hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Durango tour site .

Getting from Dallas to Durango by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect nights in Durango to be colder, around 13°F, while days are little chillier, around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Durango

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then get great views at Mather Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner .

Getting from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 2nd (Wed), stroll through Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 13°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Golden Gate Park, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are much hotter (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. On your second day here, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and finally see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego online trip maker .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read El Paso trip planner .

Fly from San Diego to El Paso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in January, with highs in El Paso at 58°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Mountains State Park ©
Franklin Mountains State Park
National Border Patrol Museum ©
National Border Patrol Museum

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