33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  15​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
El Paso
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Fort Stockton
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
10
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Galveston
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 30​min
12
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
13
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
14
Sarasota
— 10 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary maker app .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Las Vegas is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

1
day
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 22nd (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Yaki Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in August: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 31°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get lovey-dovey at Chapel of the Flowers, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then contemplate the long history of Little Church of the West, and finally wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

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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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In August, Las Vegas is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of the city life by going to Running Horse Ranch and Zuma Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Crystal Cove and El Matador State Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Newport Beach to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica Pier, Running Horse Ranch, Crystal Cove, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach

2
nights
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 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego route planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip maker website .

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Phoenix are warmer (47°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). You will leave for Tucson on the 29th (Thu).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Golf

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
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 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, then see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, and then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tucson day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Tucson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 41°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park

2
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, then explore the world behind art at El Paso Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso road trip planning site .

Drive from Tucson to El Paso in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Fort Stockton.

Things to do in El Paso

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

1
night
Fort Stockton

Fort Stockton
Fort Stockton is a city in Pecos County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Giant Road Runner.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Stockton day trip planning app .

Drive from El Paso to Fort Stockton in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to Fort Stockton. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Stockton can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for San Antonio.

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 2nd (Mon), hike along The San Antonio River Walk, take an in-depth tour of The Alamo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Comal River. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns and then explore the activities along Landa Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Antonio day trip website .

Traveling by car from Fort Stockton to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Fort Stockton in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Antonio: highs are around 40°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Galveston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

New Braunfels
Highlights from your plan
Comal River ©
Comal River
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

1
day
Galveston

Galveston ©
An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Fishing Galveston TX, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galveston road trip website .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Galveston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Antonio in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Galveston: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Galveston

Outdoors Transportation Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Galveston TX ©
Fishing Galveston TX
The Seawall ©
The Seawall
The Strand ©
The Strand

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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.
Visiting Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, head outdoors with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Galveston to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from Galveston in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
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Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, identify plant and animal life at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and then get some jogging in at JR Alford Greenway.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tallahassee trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Tallahassee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Tallahassee. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tallahassee, with highs around 37°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge ©
JR Alford Greenway ©
JR Alford Greenway

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Bean Point and Bradenton Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium and The Dali Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: Englewood (Manasota Key Beach, Englewood Beach, & more), Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis) and St. Petersburg (Morean Art Center, Museum of Fine Arts, & more). Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at De Soto National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Robinson Nature Preserve, stroll through Madeira Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Sarasota trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tallahassee to Sarasota in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Englewood, Siesta Key, Bradenton, Venice
Highlights from your plan
De Soto National Memorial ©
De Soto National Memorial
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Robinson Nature Preserve ©
Robinson Nature Preserve

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