44 days in United States Itinerary

44 days in United States Itinerary

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44 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6 h
1
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Houston
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Austin
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Brownwood
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
5
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
6
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Flagstaff
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
8
Denver
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
9
Memphis
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: New York City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Get a sense of the local culture at Garden District and French Quarter. Venture out of the city with trips to Vacherie (Oak Alley Plantation & Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site) and Whitney Plantation (in Wallace). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, wander the streets of Royal Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, New Orleans is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Vacherie, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

5
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 Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and Hermann Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge. Go for a jaunt from Houston to La Porte to see Battleship Texas State Historic Site about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, meet the residents at Houston Zoo, see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston, and explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Houston trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Houston: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary, Battleship Texas State Historic Site, Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Quintana Neotropical Bird Sanctuary ©
Battleship Texas State Historic Site ©
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Grape Creek Vineyards Fredericksburg and Calais Winery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail and William Chris Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Garrison Brothers Distillery (in Hye), Johnson City (Hahne Estates Winery, Pedernales Falls State Park, & more) and Becker Vineyards (Winery) (in Stonewall). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, look for all kinds of wild species at Hamilton Pool Preserve, take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and take a stroll through SoCo District.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Austin online trip planner .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brownwood.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Hye, Johnson City, Dripping Springs, Becker Vineyards (Winery), Grape Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery

3
nights
Brownwood

Brownwood ©
Brownwood is a city in and the county seat of Brown County, Texas, United States. Visiting Risien Park and Rio Grande Valley will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Spirit of Texas Winery and Brennan Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Brownwood: Comanche County Historical Museum (in Comanche), Mills County Museum (in Goldthwaite) and Wedding Oak Winery (in San Saba). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brownwood tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Austin to Brownwood by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Brownwood can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Brownwood

Museums Wineries Parks

Side Trips

San Saba, Comanche, Mills County Museum, Spirit of Texas Winery, Rio Grande Valley
Highlights from your plan
Mills County Museum ©
Mills County Museum
Spirit of Texas Winery ©
Spirit of Texas Winery
Brennan Vineyards ©
Brennan Vineyards

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bandelier National Monument and Valles Caldera National Preserve. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Fe Plaza and New Mexico History Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albuquerque: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo), Cochiti Golf Club (in Cochiti Lake) and Santa Fe (Museum of International Folk Art & Monroe Gallery). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town, learn about winemaking at Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, and examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brownwood to Albuquerque. The time zone difference when traveling from Brownwood to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Fe, Cochiti Golf Club, Casa Abril Vineyards & Winery Tasting Room, Coronado Historic Site, Bandelier National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 12th (Fri), trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail and then stroll through Alstrom Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then take in the dramatic natural features at Edmaiers Secret.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lake Powell driving holiday planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Albuquerque to Lake Powell. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in July, with highs in Lake Powell at 98°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Alstrom Point ©
Alstrom Point

6
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument and Wupatki National Monument. Get in touch with nature at Slide Rock State Park and Airport Mesa. Get out of town with these interesting Flagstaff side-trips: Grand Canyon Wine Company (in Williams) and Sedona (Devil's Bridge Trail, Honshin Fine Art, & more). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert, look and learn at Lowell Observatory, take a peaceful walk through Coconino National Forest, and hike along West Fork Oak Creek Trail.

Plan my day in Flagstaff using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Flagstaff in 7 hours. Traveling from Lake Powell in July, expect nights in Flagstaff to be cooler, around 52°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Sedona, Painted Desert, Grand Canyon Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

6
nights
Denver

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Denver Art Museum and Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs), Echo Lake Park (in Evergreen) and Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park). On the 24th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, tee off at Pole Creek Golf Club, trot along with a tour on horseback, and do a tasting at Winter Park Winery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Denver tour builder site .

Getting from Flagstaff to Denver by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in July; daily highs in Denver reach 87°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Idaho Springs, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Winter Park Resort, Echo Lake Park, Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Memphis Zoo and Mississippi River State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Southland Park Gaming and Racing and The Orpheum Theatre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Memphis: Horseshoe Casino (in Tunica) and Old Millington Vineyard and Winery (in Millington). There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, make a trip to Graceland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, and take an in-depth tour of Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Memphis trip planner.

You can fly from Denver to Memphis in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Memphis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Memphis, with lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Millington Vineyard and Winery, Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Horseshoe Tunica, Mississippi River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum ©
Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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