54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to William R Fairchild International Airport, Drive to Pacific Beach
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Pacific Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Shoshone
— 1 night
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Drive to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
Fly
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Zion National Park
— 7 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 12 nights
Drive
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Big Bend National Park
— 6 nights
Drive to Midland/Odessa, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 10 nights
Fly

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Pacific Beach

— 1 night
Pacific Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Pacific Beach State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pacific Beach sightseeing site.

Huntsville to Pacific Beach is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In April, Pacific Beach is a bit cooler than Huntsville - with highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Pacific Beach

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek, and hike along Swiftcurrent Falls.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Pacific Beach to Glacier National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Pacific Beach to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Pacific Beach in April, Glacier National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shoshone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Shoshone

— 1 night
Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. On the 13th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Idaho's Mammoth Cave and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Nature Conservatory Silver Creek Preserve. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Black Magic Canyon and then hike along Oregon Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shoshone day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glacier National Park to Shoshone. Traveling from Glacier National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°F in Shoshone. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Shoshone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Colorado Springs

— 7 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum (in Golden), Castle Rock (Mini Incline & BURLY Brewing Company) and Boulder (Flatirons & Peppercorn Gourmet Goods). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Shoshone to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Zion National Park

— 7 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Zion National Park. Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, explore the striking landscape of Canyon Overlook Trail, and cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Zion National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Colorado Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 12 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, and take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In April, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 62°F and lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Big Bend National Park

— 6 nights
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
When in Big Bend National Park, make a side trip to see Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center in Terlingua, approximately Terlingua away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Chisos Mountains, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ernst Tinaja Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at The Balanced Rock, and take in breathtaking views at Santa Elena Canyon.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Bend National Park in 15 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Bend National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Big Bend National Park is much hotter than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 93°F and lows of 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 10 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: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, identify plant and animal life at Happiness Bayou Tours, and learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New Orleans trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Big Bend National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Big Bend National Park, expect colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.