28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
Drive
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Vicksburg
— 2 nights
Drive
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Natchez
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly
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Anaheim
— 3 nights

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Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Veteran's Memorial Park). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Dallas.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and finally stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Dallas attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Nashville

— 3 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get a sense of the local culture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. For shopping fun, head to Gallery 202 or Smith Creek Moonshine. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park, walk around Centennial Park, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville road trip site.

You can fly from Dallas to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in October, things will get little chillier in Nashville: highs are around 28°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graceland and Sun Studio. You'll explore and learn at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Change things up with a short trip to Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Peabody Ducks, see exotic creatures in open habitats at American Dream Safari, don't miss a visit to Beale Street, and let little ones run wild at Overton Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Memphis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Clarksdale

— 1 night
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Crossroad, then view the masterpieces at Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Delta Blues Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Clarksdale vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Memphis to Clarksdale takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums · Shopping

Vicksburg

— 2 nights
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Attic Gallery, then take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then witness the site of a historic battle at Texas Monument, and finally make a trip to McRaven House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse, make a trip to Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, and then take a peaceful walk through Mississippi Petrified Forest.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clarksdale to Vicksburg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Natchez

— 2 nights
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 23rd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, then contemplate the long history of Rosalie Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, and finally steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Melrose.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Natchez trip planner.

Drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Lafayette

— 2 nights
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Conrad Rice Museum, steep yourself in history at Konriko Company Store, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jungle Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, then take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial, and finally surround yourself with nature on The Atchafalaya Experience.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lafayette trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Natchez to Lafayette by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Louisiana Swamp Tours. Visit French Quarter and Our Sacred Stories for their historical value. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and examine the collection at Cabildo.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans route planner.

Traveling by car from Lafayette to New Orleans takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lafayette, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Anaheim.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 3 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
For shopping fun, head to Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens or Roger's Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Dana Point (about 40 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Disneyland Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlets at Orange, and try out the rides at Downtown Disney District.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Anaheim route planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Anaheim in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Anaheim: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.