36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly to Carlsbad, Drive to Big Bend National Park
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Big Bend National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to Houston Hobby Apt
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Memphis
— 2 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Healdsburg
— 4 nights
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Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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.
On the 25th (Fri), see what you can catch with Rocky Mountain Outfitters and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Tracy Aviary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City trip planner.

Oakland to Salt Lake City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Oakland in June: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 89°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
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 28th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, get great views at Hopi Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Salt Lake City in June, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler at night with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, hike along Canyon Trail, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe road trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe by car takes about 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Big Bend National Park

— 2 nights
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chisos Mountains, and then take in the awesome beauty at Emory Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Lost Mine Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Bend National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Big Bend National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in July; daily highs in Big Bend National Park reach 99°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Houston.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Houston

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally walk around Smither Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planning website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to Houston in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 95°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

New Orleans

— 4 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans travel planner.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (80°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Key Largo

— 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
On the 11th (Sun), meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Deep, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Indian Key State Historic Site, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo tour itinerary builder tool.

Fly from New Orleans to Key Largo in 6 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. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Key Largo, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Duval Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Vandenberg Wreck, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Key West, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orlando

— 4 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.
Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Memphis

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, then see the interesting displays at Graceland, then don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Sun Studio, then appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, and then admire the masterpieces at Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Memphis trip maker website.

Fly from Orlando to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Memphis is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites

Denver

— 4 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: 300 Days of Shine (in Monument), Hidee Gold Mine (in Central City) and Colorado Springs (National Museum of World War II Aviation & Garden of the Gods). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Earthwood Artisans, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, and view the masterpieces at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver visit website.

You can fly from Memphis to Denver in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to Denver is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in July, Denver is slightly colder at night with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Healdsburg

— 4 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: Sonoma Coast State Beach (in Sonoma), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Fort Ross State Historic Park (in Jenner). There's more to do: do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and take a spin around town with Ace It Bike Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Denver to Healdsburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in July, Healdsburg is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.