38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Houston
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
5
Lafayette
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Natchitoches
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Saint Francisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Vacherie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h
10
Miami
— 5 nights
tram + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Ross State Historic Park and Stanford Memorial Church. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena), Healdsburg (Davis Family Vineyards, Sapphire Hill Winery, & more) and Pech Merle Winery (in Geyserville). There's lots more to do: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, look for all kinds of wild species at Bolinas Lagoon, take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip website .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Pech Merle Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Fort Ross State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park

4
nights
San Diego

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Slot Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Hellhole Canyon Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge (in Escondido), Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail (in Borrego Springs) and Pamo Valley Winery (in Ramona). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier and see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Borrego Springs, Pamo Valley Winery, Oceanside Pier, BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge
Highlights from your plan
Borrego Palm Canyon Nature Trail ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Zipline. Explore hidden gems such as Titanic and The Neon Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Shoshone (Shoshone Museum & Dublin Gulch), Pahrump (Pahrump Valley Museum & Sanders Family Winery) and China Ranch Date Farm (in Tecopa). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and don't miss a visit to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas visit planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Las Vegas is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Pahrump, Shoshone, Valley of Fire State Park, China Ranch Date Farm
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Dublin Gulch ©
Dublin Gulch
China Ranch Date Farm ©
China Ranch Date Farm

4
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary and Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and The Houston Museum of Natural Science. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site (in La Grange), St. Mary's Church High Hill (in Schulenburg) and Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site (in Anderson). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, steep yourself in history at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Washington-on-the-Brazos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Houston by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Houston. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Houston, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in Houston

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

High Island, Schulenburg, Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary ©
Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary
St. Mary's Church High Hill ©
St. Mary's Church High Hill

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Martin de Tours, then steep yourself in history at Shadows on the Teche, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vermilionville, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Alexandre Mouton House, get engrossed in the history at Prairie Acadian Cultural Center, then see the interesting displays at Eunice Depot Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Landry Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lafayette trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Houston to Lafayette takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Lafayette sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Natchitoches.

Things to do in Lafayette

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Eunice, Shadows on the Teche, St. Landry Catholic Church, Church of St Martin de Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alexandre Mouton House ©
Alexandre Mouton House
Shadows on the Teche ©
Shadows on the Teche
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville

2
nights
Natchitoches

Natchitoches ©
Natchitoches is a small city and the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Cane River Creole National Historical Park and then steep yourself in history at Prudhomme-Rouquier House. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store, then contemplate the long history of Oakland Plantation, and finally contemplate the long history of Melrose Plantation.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Natchitoches online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lafayette to Natchitoches takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Natchitoches when traveling from Lafayette in January, with lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saint Francisville.

Things to do in Natchitoches

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Melrose Plantation, Oakland Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Melrose Plantation ©
Melrose Plantation

2
nights
Saint Francisville

Saint Francisville ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at West Feliciana Historical Society Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grace Church of West Feliciana Parish, then steep yourself in history at Audubon State Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Oakley Plantation at Audubon State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Port Hudson State Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Port Hudson National Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Butler Greenwood Plantation, and finally steep yourself in history at The Myrtles Plantation.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saint Francisville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Natchitoches to Saint Francisville by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Vacherie.

Things to do in Saint Francisville

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Port Hudson National Cemetery, Port Hudson State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Vacherie

Vacherie ©
Vacherie is a small unincorporated community in St. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): steep yourself in history at St. Joseph Plantation, steep yourself in history at Oak Alley Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, contemplate the long history of Madewood Plantation, then steep yourself in history at E. D. White Historic Site, and finally stroll the grounds of St. John's Historic Cemetery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Vacherie online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Saint Francisville to Vacherie in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Vacherie can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Vacherie

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Thibodaux, Madewood Plantation, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Oak Alley Plantation ©
Oak Alley Plantation
Houmas House Plantation and Gardens ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and St. Mary's Assumption. Popular historic sites such as St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and Immaculate Conception Church are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Fairview-Riverside State Park (in Madisonville) and Covington (Smith H J & Sons General Store and Museum & Tammany Trace). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street, pause for some photo ops at Our Sacred Stories, and explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Vacherie to New Orleans takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Vacherie in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in New Orleans. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Covington, Fairview-Riverside State Park
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 ©
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

5
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Life Pointe Church and Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Speed Boats Tours and Anhinga Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Everglades National Park (in Florida City), Ochopee (Kirby Storter Roadside Park & Big Cypress National Preserve) and Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, pause for some serene contemplation at Ermita de la Caridad del Cobre, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami travel tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami takes 4 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 New Orleans to Miami. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in February: highs in Miami hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Homestead, Ochopee, Miami Beach, Speed Boats Tours, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Kirby Storter Roadside Park ©
Kirby Storter Roadside Park

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