57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  22​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Alcova
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Keystone
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
9
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
10
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Fort Smith
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Memphis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
14
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
16
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
17
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
18
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
19
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
20
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
21
Nederland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
22
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
23
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
24
Roswell
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
25
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
26
Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
27
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
28
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
29
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
30
Washington DC
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
31
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  2​h
32
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Craft Contemporary. Do your shopping at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenue. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in panoramic vistas at City Hall, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in July, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are much hotter (22°C). You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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), kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach, then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Fiona Bleu Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Morro Bay route builder site .

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, Morro Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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 in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online visit planner .

Getting from Morro Bay to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Morro Bay in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Wildlife 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 ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Bakersfield Museum of Art, take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, then examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, then stop by California Fruit Depot, and finally relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bakersfield tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Francisco to Bakersfield. While traveling from San Francisco, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Bakersfield, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, explore the striking landscape of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip app .

Getting from Bakersfield to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Bakersfield in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Spring Mountains Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
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.
On the 12th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in July; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for 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
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

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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): take in the dramatic natural features at Independence Rock State Historic Site.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Alcova trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Salt Lake City to Alcova with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in July, with highs in Alcova at 37°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Alcova

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
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), look for all kinds of wild species at Black Hills National Forest, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and then learn more about the world around you at Mammoth Site of Hot Springs. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, learn about winemaking at Prairie Berry Winery, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone sightseeing website .

Getting from Alcova to Keystone by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Alcova in July, plan for slightly colder days in Keystone, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Denver takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in July; daily highs in Denver reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Amarillo.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum and then take a stroll through U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Denver to Amarillo by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Amarillo. Traveling from Denver in July, Amarillo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°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

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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, then steep yourself in history at Fort Smith National Historic Site, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Smith National Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Van Buren River Valley Museum Association.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fort Smith road trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Amarillo to Fort Smith. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fort Smith when traveling from Amarillo in July, with lows around 26°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter Catholic Church and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Peabody Ducks, take an in-depth tour of National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, then make a trip to Beale Street, then try to win big at Horseshoe Tunica, and finally admire the majestic nature at Hampson Museum State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Smith to Memphis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°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 Casinos

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Hampson Archeological Museum State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio
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.
Kick off your visit 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, steep yourself in history at Lotz House Museum, see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville planner .

Traveling by car from Memphis to Nashville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°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 ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

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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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Pin Point Heritage Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip planner.

Fly from Nashville to Savannah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Savannah due to the time zone difference. July in Savannah sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Savannah to Jacksonville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and City Hall. Head to The Mall at Millenia and Timothy's Galleryfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Discovery Cove, find something for the whole family at Disney's Animal Kingdom, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

Plan trip to Orlando with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Jacksonville to Orlando by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Winter Park
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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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): examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miami trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Mongkolrata Temple, meet the residents at The Florida Aquarium, take a stroll through Ybor City, then take in the views from Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampa travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Tampa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampa are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Tampa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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 ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Luis de Apalachee, then learn more about the world around you at Tallahassee Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tallahassee trip builder site .

Getting from Tampa to Tallahassee by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can 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

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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.
You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. For shopping fun, head to Royal Street or Faulkner House Books. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Nature & Wildlife Tours in Slidell, approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Garden District, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, witness the site of a historic battle at Chalmette National Historical Park, and make a trip to French Quarter.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Tallahassee to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallahassee to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tallahassee in August, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough 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
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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Nederland

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

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Nederland trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Nederland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from New Orleans in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Nederland: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. 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

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 ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take a stroll through La Villita Historic Arts Village, explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of the Americas, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally stroll through The San Antonio River Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, and finally take in the history at Mission San Jose.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Nederland to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nederland in August: highs in San Antonio hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, then walk around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, and then get to know the resident critters at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Carlsbad takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Carlsbad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan

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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 find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Roswell day trip planner .

Getting from Carlsbad to Roswell by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Roswell, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 22°C at night. You'll set off for Santa Fe on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Roswell

Parks Museums 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.
Canyon Road and Loretto Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Head to Keshi and Mama's Mineralsfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Santa Fe: Taos Pueblo (in Taos), Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro) and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, look for all kinds of wild species at Valles Caldera National Preserve, and steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Santa Fe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Roswell in August; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 34°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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.
Rainbow Forest Museum and Puerco Pueblo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Blue Mesa and Rainbow Forest. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Crystal Forest Loop, don't miss a visit to Painted Desert Inn, admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, and delve into the lush surroundings at Jasper Forest Overlook.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park trip planning app .

You can drive from Santa Fe to Petrified Forest National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, Petrified Forest National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

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Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Giant Logs ©
Giant Logs

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Goldfield Ghost Town, then browse the fresh offerings at Superstition Ranch Market, and finally admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix travel route tool .

You can drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Phoenix in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in August, expect Phoenix to be much warmer, temps between 47°C and 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, Superstition Ranch Market, Arizona Distilling Co, Goldfield Ghost Town
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain

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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 find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in August, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 23°C, while days are much colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

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La Jolla Cove
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USS Midway Museum
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Gaslamp Quarter

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Rodeo Drive, explore 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.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Washington DC.

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

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Georgetown University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of National Mall.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC trip tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Philadelphia.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Longwood Gardens, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia holiday maker app .

Take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to New York City.

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Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore American Museum of Natural History and Tiles For America. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Times Square, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip site .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in New York City are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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