36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Baton Rouge
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Hot Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Dallas
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
6
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
San Antonio
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
9
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Estes Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The National WWII Museum and Royal Street. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell--about 48 minutes away. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, contemplate the long history of Lalaurie Mansion, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner .

Manchester, UK to New Orleans is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Manchester to New Orleans, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

4
nights
Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge ©
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Appreciate the collections at West Baton Rouge Museum and Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum. Visit Nottoway Plantation and Vermilionville for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baton Rouge: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie) and Saint Francisville (St. Francisville United Methodist Church, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mike the Tiger Habitat and get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Baton Rouge travel planner .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Baton Rouge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in July, expect nights in Baton Rouge to be slightly colder, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Francisville, Lafayette, Louisiana, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, West Baton Rouge Museum
Highlights from your plan
Nottoway Plantation ©
Nottoway Plantation
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

1
night
Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get all the information you need at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center), then pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hot Springs trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Baton Rouge to Hot Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Hot Springs can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center
Zipline

3
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Do your shopping at Quicksilver Gallery and The Birdcage. Thorncrown Chapel and St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & Museum of Native American History) and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel (in Bella Vista). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brews, learn about winemaking at Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs trip planner .

Drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Hot Springs in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Eureka Springs, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Bentonville, Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Museum of Native American History ©
Museum of Native American History

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District. Let the collections at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery capture your imagination. Step out of Dallas with an excursion to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth--about 50 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas visit planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Eureka Springs to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Eureka Springs in August, expect Dallas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Take a break from the city and head to Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats and Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Texas State Capitol and The Driskill. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Austin: Hamilton Pool Preserve (in Dripping Springs), Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site (in Johnson City) and Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool, explore the world behind art at The Blanton Museum of Art, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Austin online itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Hamilton Pool Preserve, Garrison Brothers Distillery, LBJ Texas White House
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol

4
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.
The Alamo and National Museum of the Pacific War will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at The San Antonio River Walk and Natural Bridge Caverns. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (St. Mary's Catholic Church & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Antonio. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, admire the architecture and history at Mission Concepcion, and appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Fredericksburg
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
National Museum of the Pacific War ©

4
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Escape the urban bustle at River Rafting & Tubing and White River National Forest. Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation (in Guffey), Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide) and Eleven Mile Canyon Recreation Area (in Lake George). There's still lots to do: stroll through Garden of the Gods, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, look for all kinds of wild species at North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, and get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip planning app .

You can fly from San Antonio to Colorado Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in August, you will find days in Colorado Springs are little chillier (33°C), and nights are much colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation, River Rafting & Tubing, White River National Forest
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation ©

4
nights
Denver

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.
Appreciate the collections at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center and Denver Botanic Gardens. Get in touch with nature at Clear Creek Canyon and Gateway Mesa Open Space Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Idaho Springs (River Rafting & Tubing & Summit Lake Park) and Hidden Mesa Open Space & Trail (in Castle Rock). Spend the 25th (Sun) on the water with a fishing tour. It doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Denver vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Colorado Springs to Denver takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Denver can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Castle Rock, Idaho Springs, Clear Creek Canyon, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Shop till you drop at Aspen and Evergreen Gallery and Brownfield's. Escape the urban bustle at Photography Tours and Trail Ridge Road. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estes Park: Hallett Peak (in Rocky Mountain National Park) and The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Bear Necessities & Cubs, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Estes Park tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Denver to Estes Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Estes Park sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Beach at Grand Lake
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery ©
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery

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