46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Portland
— 2 nights
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
4
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
5
Phoenix
— 4 nights
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
7
Austin
— 5 nights
8
New Orleans
— 5 nights
9
Memphis
— 4 nights
10
Nashville
— 4 nights
11
Birmingham
— 3 nights
12
Atlanta
— 5 nights

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 18th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area and then trek along Forest Park.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland road trip planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Vancouver, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Vancouver, Vista House, Camassia Natural Area
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site ©
Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Musee Mecanique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Bodega Bay (Bodega Head & Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Portland to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa, Patrick Amiot
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, thenkick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, and finally grab your bike and head to Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara vacation planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, thentake a memorable drive along Oak Creek Vista Point, thentake in the exciting artwork at Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, thenview the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Coconino National Forest.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, expect nights in Flagstaff to be much colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Coconino National Forest ©
Coconino National Forest

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musical Instrument Museum and Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Discover out-of-the-way places like Heard Museum and Tonto National Monument. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch (in Gilbert), Superstition Mountain Museum (in Apache Junction) and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (in Florence). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, sample the fine beverages at Arizona Distilling Co, explore the stunning scenery at Three Mile Wash, and ride a horse along KOLI Equestrian Center.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, Phoenix is warmer than Flagstaff - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Roosevelt, Cosanti, Arizona Distilling Co, Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, thencontemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, thensteep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Cibolo Nature Center, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, thenget to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio is 1 hour. When traveling from Phoenix in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cibolo Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

5
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 Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site and Willow City Loop. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at LBJ Presidential Library and Texas State Capitol. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Austin: Hye (Garrison Brothers Distillery & Calais Winery), Jacob's Well Natural Area (in Wimberley) and Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

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

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Austin are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hye, Pedernales Falls State Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, Longhorn Cavern State Park
Highlights from your plan
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
Bullock Texas State History Museum
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site ©

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Street and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Whitney Plantation in Wallace--about 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Austin to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in May: highs in New Orleans hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Destrehan Plantation, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stax Museum of American Soul Music and St. Peter Catholic Church. The Peabody Ducks and Elmwood Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, contemplate the long history of Magevney House, and catch a live event at AutoZone Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Memphis, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum ©
Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get some historical perspective at Lotz House Museum and Stones River National Battlefield. You'll discover tucked-away gems like RCA Studio B and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Nashville: Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington) and Loretta Lynn's Ranch (in Hurricane Mills). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Frist Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Tennessee State Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, and examine the collection at Lane Motor Museum.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Nashville travel planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Nashville, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Lotz House Museum, Arrington Vineyards, Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Stones River National Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
RCA Studio B ©
RCA Studio B

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Anniston Museum of Natural History. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Moundville Archaeological Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: International Motorsports Hall of Fame (in Talladega), Berman Museum of World History (in Anniston) and Paul W. Bryant Museum (in Tuscaloosa). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District and immerse yourself in nature at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anniston, International Motorsports Hall of Fame, Paul W. Bryant Museum, Moundville Archaeological Park, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Anniston Museum of Natural History
Berman Museum of World History ©
Berman Museum of World History

5
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Silver Comet Trail and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Take a break from the city and head to Stone Mountain Park and Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Atlanta: Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove), Macon (Hay House & Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park) and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre and admire the majestic nature at Vogel State Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Atlanta driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta is 1 hour. In May in Atlanta, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Macon, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Silver Comet Trail, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center ©
Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center ©
Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center