57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Morro Bay
— 1 night
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
4
Bakersfield
— 1 night
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
7
Alcova
— 1 night
8
Keystone
— 2 nights
9
Denver
— 1 night
10
Amarillo
— 1 night
11
Fort Smith
— 1 night
12
Memphis
— 2 nights
13
Nashville
— 2 nights
14
Savannah
— 1 night
15
Jacksonville
— 1 night
16
Orlando
— 3 nights
17
Miami
— 2 nights
18
Tampa
— 1 night
19
Tallahassee
— 1 night
20
New Orleans
— 3 nights
21
Nederland
— 1 night
22
San Antonio
— 2 nights
23
Carlsbad
— 1 night
24
Roswell
— Few hours
25
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
26
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
27
Phoenix
— 2 nights
28
San Diego
— 2 nights
29
Los Angeles
— 1 day
30
Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
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New York City
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Annenberg Community Beach House and Two Rodeo Drivefor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Montana Avenue, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Los Angeles. Traveling from Perth in July, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for Morro Bay.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 5th (Sun), stroll through Moonstone Beach, thenstroll through Morro Strand State Beach, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Morro Bay online travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Morro Bay by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Morro Bay, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Strand State Beach ©
Morro Strand State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, get curious at Exploratorium, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Morro Bay to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Bakersfield Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, thenstop by California Fruit Depot, and finally experience rural life at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Bakersfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Bakersfield hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Bakersfield Museum of Art ©
Bakersfield Museum of Art

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas planner.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City tour builder site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach °C and lows reach °C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Alcova.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Art at the Main Gallery ©
Art at the Main Gallery

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Alcova

Alcova ©
Alcova is a census-designated place (CDP) in Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Independence Rock State Historic Site.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alcova trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Alcova. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Alcova at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Alcova

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Independence Rock State Historic Site ©
Independence Rock State Historic Site

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 14th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest, thentake some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and then get a new perspective on nature at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Iron Mountain Road, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, thenexplore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, thenexplore the activities along Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip planning app.

Getting from Alcova to Keystone by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Alcova in July, expect nights in Keystone to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, Prairie Berry Winery
Highlights from your plan
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, thentake a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Denver driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Denver takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Keystone in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Denver: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and then stop by U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amarillo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Amarillo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in July, Amarillo is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Smith.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum

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Fort Smith

Fort Smith ©
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Fort Smith Museum of History, thensteep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Van Buren River Valley Museum Association.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Smith trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Amarillo to Fort Smith with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Amarillo in July since evenings lows in Fort Smith dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Fort Smith

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Van Buren, A to Z
Highlights from your plan
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Drennan-Scott Historic Site ©
Drennan-Scott Historic Site

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter Catholic Church and then contemplate the long history of Sun Studio. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Peabody Ducks, get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beale Street, thentry to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park.

Plan my trip to Memphis with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Memphis can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Horseshoe Tunica ©
Horseshoe Tunica

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 21st (Tue), wander the streets of Downtown Nashville. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Nashville trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Nashville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Savannah.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Savannah Historic District, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Savannah online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to Savannah takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Savannah

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
On the 24th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jacksonville trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Savannah to Jacksonville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Orlando.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Timothy's Gallery. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online day trip planner.

Getting from Jacksonville to Orlando by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Winter Park
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Miami day trip planning website.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Miami sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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Tampa

Tampa ©
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.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkolrata Temple, meet the residents at The Florida Aquarium, wander the streets of Ybor City, thensnap pictures at Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and finally explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip tool.

Getting from Miami to Tampa by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Tampa

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Dali Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ybor City ©
Ybor City
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Wat Mongkolrata Temple ©
Wat Mongkolrata Temple

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Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Mission San Luis de Apalachee, thenget a new perspective on nature at Tallahassee Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tallahassee, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Tallahassee takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Tallahassee Museum ©
Tallahassee Museum
Tallahassee Antique Car Museum ©
Tallahassee Antique Car Museum
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Get outdoors at Chalmette National Historical Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bourbon Street, and wander the streets of Frenchmen Street.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Tallahassee to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Tallahassee, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nederland.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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Nederland

Nederland ©
Nederland is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of McFaddin-Ward House Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Gulf Coast, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Buu Mon Buddhist Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nederland travel itinerary planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Nederland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Nederland, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Nederland

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Beaumont
Highlights from your plan
McFaddin-Ward House Museum ©
McFaddin-Ward House Museum
Museum of the Gulf Coast ©
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica ©
Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica

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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 (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Villita Historic Arts Village, contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, thentake in panoramic vistas at Tower of the Americas, thensteep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, see a show at Japanese Tea Gardens, thenadmire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

Drive from Nederland to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Nederland in August, plan for a bit warmer days in San Antonio, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Villita Historic Arts Village ©
La Villita Historic Arts Village
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, thenstroll around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad tour planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Carlsbad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from San Antonio to Carlsbad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Carlsbad when traveling from San Antonio in August, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center ©
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center

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Roswell

Roswell
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Roswell trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Roswell in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Roswell are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You will leave for Santa Fe on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Parks Nature

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Keshi or Nedra Matteucci Galleries. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Taos Pueblo will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo), Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, look for gifts at Mama's Minerals, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe route planner.

Traveling by car from Roswell to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Roswell in August: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Taos Pueblo, Ojito Wilderness, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Appreciate the collections at Painted Desert Inn and Rainbow Forest Museum. Popular historic sites such as Puerco Pueblo and Agate House are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Giant Logs, trek along Crystal Forest Trail, don't miss a visit to Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, and take a peaceful walk through Jasper Forest.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Petrified Forest National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Petrified Forest National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Petrified Forest National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Giant Logs ©
Giant Logs

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, see a world frozen in time at Goldfield Ghost Town, thenbrowse the fresh offerings at Superstition Ranch Market, and finally admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip maker.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Phoenix takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, Phoenix is much hotter than Petrified Forest National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Nature Museums

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Arizona Distilling Co, Goldfield Ghost Town, Superstition Ranch Market, Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery
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Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Goldfield Ghost Town ©
Goldfield Ghost Town

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego route planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around °C, while days are much colder, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 17th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Rodeo Drive, thenexplore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Neighborhoods

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Rodeo Drive
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La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Rodeo Drive ©
Rodeo Drive
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, thenget a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, thenexplore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, thensee the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In August in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, thentake an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, thenappreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Yaf Sparkle Fine Jewelry. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Times Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel tool.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in New York City sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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