48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
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Las Vegas
— 13 nights
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 11 nights
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El Paso
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Lafayette
— 3 nights
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Bay Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bar 10 Ranch Activities. On the 16th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in a show at Hopi House, make a trip to Grand Canyon Village, and trek along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker site.

Cottonwood to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Cottonwood in March, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 23°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

13
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Eldorado Canyon Mine Tours (in Nelson), Little Finland (in Mesquite) and Henderson (Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Lovelady Brewing Company, &more). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel route site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©

City of Seven Wonders

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a stroll through Historic Downtown and Railroad District, then explore the striking landscape of Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

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

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Flagstaff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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11
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Visiting Ojito Wilderness and Canyon Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Taos (Rio Grande Gorge Bridge & Wild Rivers Recreation Area), Los Alamos (Bandelier National Monument & Los Alamos Nature Center) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). There's still lots to do: head off-road at Santa Fe Mountain Adventures, take in the awesome beauty at Jemez Mountains, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and hit the best photo ops around with Mark Schumann Photo Tours.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in April: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 67°F and lows are around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to El Paso.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Must see
Canyon Trail
4.9
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Off-Road / ATV Trail
Santa Fe Mountain Adventures
4.8

2
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El Paso

El Paso ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Surreal Art Sculpture Garden, Ho Baron, Artist, take a memorable drive along Scenic Drive - Overlook, and then admire the natural beauty at El Paso Municipal Rose Garden. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village, then admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and then tee off at Butterfield Trail Golf Club.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Paso itinerary planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to El Paso by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in April, with highs in El Paso at 81°F and lows at 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Antonio.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive - Overlook
4.6

3
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San Antonio

San Antonio ©

The Alamo City

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 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cibolo Nature Center, and finally trek along Kreutzberg Canyon Natural Area. Keep things going the next day: learn the secrets of beer at Cottonwood Wine Tours, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, and then wander the streets of La Villita Historic Arts Village.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Antonio online trip planner.

Fly from El Paso to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Paso to San Antonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Paso in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Antonio, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lafayette.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Wildlife Area
Cibolo Nature Center
4.7

3
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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Get outdoors at Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours and Lake Martin. Explore Lafayette's surroundings by going to Lake Charles (Veteran's Memorial Park, Golden Nugget Casino, &more). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, steep yourself in history at Acadian Village, and appreciate the history behind Urns of Justice.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette tour builder.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Lafayette takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Lafayette, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bay Saint Louis.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Vermilionville
4.6
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Champagne's Cajun Swamp Tours
4.8

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Bay Saint Louis

Bay Saint Louis ©
Bay Saint Louis is a city in and the county seat of Hancock County, Mississippi, in the United States. Escape the urban bustle at Honey Island Kayak Tours and Global Wildlife Center. Get out of town with these interesting Bay Saint Louis side-trips: Abita Springs (Abita Brewing Company & Abita Mystery House), Ponchatoula Country Market (in Ponchatoula) and Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery (in Covington). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Fontainebleau State Park, try your luck at Silver Slipper Casino Hotel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bay Saint Louis trip planner.

Getting from Lafayette to Bay Saint Louis by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April, daily temperatures in Bay Saint Louis can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Bay Saint Louis

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Honey Island Kayak Tours
5.0
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Wildlife Area
Global Wildlife Center
4.4

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, then take in the pleasant sights at Alabama Wildlife Center, and then grab your bike and head to Oak Mountain State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Ruffner Mountain, take some stellar pictures from Vulcan Park and Museum, and then indulge your taste buds at Red Clay Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Birmingham holiday planner.

Drive from Bay Saint Louis to Birmingham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bay Saint Louis in April since evenings lows in Birmingham dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Biking Trail
Oak Mountain State Park
4.4
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Scenic Walking Area
Alabama Wildlife Center
4.6
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Wildlife Area
Ruffner Mountain
4.6

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