30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Natchez
— 1 night
Taxi to Alexandria, Fly to Austin
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Page
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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Montgomery
— 1 night
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New Orleans

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. Visit French Quarter and St. Louis Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art, make a trip to Jackson Square, stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, and explore the world behind art at Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

Tallahassee to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tallahassee in April: highs in New Orleans hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Basilica, contemplate the long history of Choctaw Hall, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Natchez National Cemetery, and finally stroll the grounds of Natchez City Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Natchez online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from New Orleans to Natchez in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and car. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Natchez, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Get outdoors at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harry Ransom Center and South Congress Avenue. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, and view the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Natchez to Austin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Alamo and National Museum of the Pacific War. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mission San Jose and The Guenther House Museum. Take a break from San Antonio with a short trip to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fredericksburg, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take in the history at Mission San Juan, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio travel route planner.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum in Boulder City, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at The Mirage, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. You'll explore and learn at Griffith Observatory and The Museum of Contemporary Art. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee Mecanique and San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Page tour planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Page in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from San Francisco to Page, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Page can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Visiting Off-Road Tours and Broken Arrow Trail will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, trek along Doe Mountain Trail, and explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Page to Sedona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. April in Sedona sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail, and then wander the streets of Barrio de Analco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, and then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip itinerary app.

Getting from Sedona to Santa Fe by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in April, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 67°F and lows about 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Birmingham

— 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, see the interesting displays at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Kenneth R. Penhale City of Helena Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham visit planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Birmingham by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe to Birmingham, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in April, with highs in Birmingham at 75°F and lows at 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Montgomery.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums

Side Trip

Montgomery

— 1 night
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and is the county seat of Montgomery County. On the 30th (Fri), make a trip to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, then contemplate the long history of National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then admire the masterpieces at Legacy Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Montgomery trip maker website.

Drive from Birmingham to Montgomery in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Montgomery are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites · Museums

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.

Mississippi travel guide

3.5
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Nevada travel guide

4.2
Performances · Fountains · Casinos
The Silver State
The neon streets of Las Vegas represent only one chapter in the story of Nevada, a sparsely populated state offering travelers a chance to discover the country's western frontier. Utterly unlike the more populated parts of the North American continent, Nevada's landscape includes huge deserts where you can easily leave modern civilization behind and enjoy a tranquil vacation. For a taste of untamed Nevada, explore the network of paved and unpaved roads leading to some of the world's most rugged and desolate natural wonders. If trying to make a fortune is high on your itinerary, remember that in the first state to legalize gambling, a slot machine is never too far away. Even gas stations and small motels in the largely deserted rural areas offer some form of gambling to the passing traveler.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Historic Sites
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.