58 days in United States Itinerary

58 days in United States Itinerary

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58 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 14 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Taos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Albuquerque
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Carlsbad
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Dallas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
New Orleans
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
9
Atlanta
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

14
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: La Porte (San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site & Battleship Texas State Historic Site), Constellation Field (in Sugar Land) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sat) at Splashway Waterpark. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, and explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Houston is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Houston, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Houston is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

College Station, Huntsville, La Porte, Splashway Waterpark, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

6
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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 River Rafting & Tubing (in Canon City) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, take a memorable tour with Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

You can fly from Houston to Colorado Springs in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Houston in August, plan for little chillier days in Colorado Springs, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Taos.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, River Rafting & Tubing, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
River Rafting & Tubing
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

4
nights
Taos

Taos ©
Many residents have shunned fast-paced city living for Taos's laid-back vibe and blend of Spanish, Native American, and Anglo cultures.
Taos is known for historic sites, scenic drive, museums, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, delve into the distant past at Taos Pueblo, and cruise along Enchanted Circle Drive.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Taos road trip site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Taos in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, Taos is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Taos

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
High Road to Taos ©
High Road to Taos
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Fe: Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs), Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Plaza Blanca (in Abiquiu). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Keshi, contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe road trip planner .

Getting from Taos to Santa Fe by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Taos in August since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plaza Blanca, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Explore Albuquerque's surroundings by going to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum (in Pueblo of Acoma). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, get to know the resident critters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Albuquerque Biological Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Albuquerque. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Sky City Cultural Center & Haak'u Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town

4
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Big Room, & more) and Roswell (International UFO Museum and Research Center & Bottomless Lakes State Park). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Carlsbad Museum and Art Center, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, and steep yourself in history at Eddy House.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Carlsbad trip builder app .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Carlsbad in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in August: highs in Carlsbad hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Roswell
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

6
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dallas: Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, & more), iFLY Dallas (in Frisco) and Extreme Sandbox - North Texas (in Pottsboro). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Dallas, admire all the interesting features of Globe Life Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dallas World Aquarium, and walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carlsbad to Dallas. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carlsbad to Dallas. Traveling from Carlsbad in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dallas, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Fort Worth, iFLY Dallas, Extreme Sandbox - North Texas, The Escape Game Dallas
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

6
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Dallas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

6
nights
Atlanta

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Atlanta: Skylake Galleries (in Sautee Nacoochee), Helen (Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf & Anna Ruby Falls) and Gold City Growlers (in Dahlonega). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium, see a show at Fox Theatre, explore and take pictures at Turner Field, and contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from New Orleans to Atlanta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Atlanta, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Helen, Skylake Galleries, Gold City Growlers, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Georgia Aquarium ©
Georgia Aquarium
World of Coca-Cola ©
World of Coca-Cola

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