29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Tucson
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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Atlanta
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami
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Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take a stroll through State Street Underpass, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Santa Barbara is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Santa Barbara, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Los Angeles

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills), Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, &more) and Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica). Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 8th (Fri), hike along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Tucson

— 3 nights

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 10th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and then cruise along Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, then take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson travel route planning tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Tucson in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and The Seawall (in Galveston). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and walk around Smither Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston day trip planning app.

Fly from Tucson to Houston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson to Houston, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 3 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
When in Atlanta, make a side trip to see Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, approximately Stone Mountain away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Georgia Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Over Georgia, and examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Atlanta online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to Atlanta takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in July, things will get a bit cooler in Atlanta: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kissimmee--about 34 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 21st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, cool off at Discovery Cove, and stop by Tharoo & Co.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Orlando takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Miami

— 6 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.