43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Austin
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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Tallahassee
— 1 day
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Tampa
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Charlotte
— 1 day
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Raleigh
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 6 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Lulea, Sweden to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Lulea to Los Angeles. In February, Los Angeles is much hotter than Lulea - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in February: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 21°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos · Parks

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Step out of Phoenix to go to Scottsdale and see Taliesin West, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Adobe Mission, take a stroll through Old Town Scottsdale, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in February: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for gifts at The Candy Lady, then stroll through Petroglyph National Monument, then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Phoenix to Albuquerque by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in February, expect nights in Albuquerque to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 11th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and then snap pictures at Skydance Bridge. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, then walk around Wheeler Ferris Wheel, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally take a stroll through Bricktown.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oklahoma City trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque to Oklahoma City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Oklahoma City in February, with highs in Dallas at 19°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums

Austin

— 4 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: San Antonio (The Alamo, Mission San Jose, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get a taste of the local shopping with South Congress Avenue, gain insight at University of Texas at Austin, and get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Austin vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Austin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Austin, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 18th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, stroll around Hermann Park, then get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, then admire the sheer force of Water Wall, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Houston tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

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, stop by Garden District, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Houston to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in February, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Tallahassee.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Tallahassee

— 1 day
On the 23rd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and then don't miss a visit to Florida State University.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallahassee itinerary planning website.

Getting from New Orleans to Tallahassee by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Tallahassee is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in February, expect nights in Tallahassee to be slightly colder, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Tampa.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Tampa

— 3 nights

Big Guava

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampa: Clearwater (Murielle Winery & Clearwater Beach), Imagine Museum (in St. Petersburg) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River). Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tampa driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Tallahassee to Tampa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallahassee in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tampa, with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, and admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Miami trip maker.

Fly from Tampa to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Miami, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orlando journey builder tool.

Fly from Miami to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in March, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Charlotte.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks

Charlotte

— 1 day

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame, see the interesting displays at Carolinas Aviation Museum, then stroll the grounds of Old Settlers Cemetery, and finally stroll around Freedom Park.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Orlando to Charlotte by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in March, with highs in Charlotte at 20°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Raleigh.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Raleigh

— 1 night

City of Oaks

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
On the 8th (Tue), engage your brain at Marbles Kids Museum, get in on the family fun at Frankie's Fun Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Umstead State Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Fletcher Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Raleigh online itinerary planner.

Fly from Charlotte to Raleigh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Raleigh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Raleigh

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Washington DC

— 6 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore (about 1 hour away). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, and pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary app.

Getting from Raleigh to Washington DC by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Raleigh in March: highs in Washington DC hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.