27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  8​h
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Calgary

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Houston travel planning site .

Calgary, Canada to Houston is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Calgary to Houston. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Calgary in May: high temperatures in Houston hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

3
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.
Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, take in the views from San Diego - Coronado Bridge, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Houston to San Diego by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to San Diego. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in May; daily highs in San Diego reach 25°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, then hunt for treasures at VillageFest, then gain insight at Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Escape Room Palm Springs. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs trip planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Palm Springs in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, expect nights in Palm Springs to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Escape Room Palm Springs ©
Escape Room Palm Springs
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon

7
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route maker tool .

Drive from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Palm Springs in May, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park visit planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

6
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 to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker tool .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by bus takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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