35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Drive:  30​h
1
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Drive:  16​h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
4
Tampa
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  34​h
9
Salt Lake City
— 4 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Camelback Mountain and KOLI Equestrian Center. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wrigley Mansion and St. Mary's Basilica. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, get engrossed in the history at Phoenix Police Museum, pause for some photo ops at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza, and admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Phoenix is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Edmonton in December, things will get much warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and St Joseph Catholic Church. Step out of the city life by going to Natural Bridge Caverns and Kilwins Alamo Plaza. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Alamo, see the interesting displays at Briscoe Western Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Antonio attractions planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio. In December in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Institute of Texan Cultures ©
Institute of Texan Cultures
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Global Wildlife Center and Biloxi Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Lake Lawn Metairie. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site (in Saint Francisville), St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church, and pause for some photo ops at Joseph T. Jones Statue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans day trip app .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio in December, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are a bit warmer (16°C). You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Joseph T. Jones Statue, Global Wildlife Center, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Joseph Plantation, Biloxi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Lake Lawn Metairie ©
Lake Lawn Metairie

3
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Wat Mongkolrata Temple and Glazer Children's Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Robinson Nature Preserve and Three Sisters Springs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampa: Bradenton Beach (in Bradenton Beach) and Siesta Key Rum (in Sarasota). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll around Lettuce Lake Regional Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Three Palms Brewing, and pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampa trip planner .

Getting from New Orleans to Tampa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Tampa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tampa: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Robinson Nature Preserve, Siesta Key Rum, Bradenton Beach, Three Sisters Springs
Highlights from your plan
Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Wakodahatchee Wetlands and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Visiting Anhinga Trail and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands in Boynton Beach, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Wynwood, admire the landmark architecture of St Patrick Catholic Church, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami planner .

You can fly from Tampa to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tampa in January; daily highs in Miami reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Anhinga Trail, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get outdoors at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some cultural insight at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Dolphin Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Visiting Fishing Charters & Tours and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Stetson Mansion. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Ormond Beach in Ormond Beach, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Orlando journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Orlando is slightly colder than Key West - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Ormond Beach, Stetson Mansion, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

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nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Panama City Beach Winery and Panama City CENTER for the ARTS. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Andrews State Park and Panama City Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Seaside (Seaside Beach & Fusion Art Glass Gallery) and Bear Creek Feline Center (in Panama City). There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Panama City Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Camp Helen State Park, and have some family-friendly fun at Kartona The Electric Speedway.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Panama City Beach vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Orlando to Panama City Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Panama City Beach hover around 20°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City, Seaside, Camp Helen State Park, 30A Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Camp Helen State Park ©
Camp Helen State Park

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get in touch with nature at City Creek Canyon and Millcreek Canyon. Temple Square and Cathedral of the Madeleine will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Epic Brewing Company.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Salt Lake City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Salt Lake City, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Panama City Beach in January, with highs in Salt Lake City at 3°C and lows at -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle

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