8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Palm Springs
1
Santa Fe
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Gulf Shores
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Savannah
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  7​h
7
Sedona
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Palm Springs

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hours
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.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

Palm Springs to Santa Fe is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Palm Springs to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Palm Springs in December; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 45°F and lows reach 22°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

1
day
Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores ©
Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. On the 19th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Gulf State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gulf Shores vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Santa Fe to Gulf Shores in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in December, with highs in Gulf Shores at 66°F and lows at 48°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

1
day
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West day trip website .

Getting from Gulf Shores to Key West by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gulf Shores to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gulf Shores in December, expect nights in Key West to be much hotter, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
day
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Pin Point Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then listen to music at Historic Savannah Theatre, and finally take a stroll through Savannah Historic District.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Savannah day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Savannah takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Key West in December, plan for slightly colder days in Savannah, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Savannah

Nightlife Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pin Point Heritage Museum ©
Pin Point Heritage Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then wander the streets of Garden District, and then look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory. On the next day, take a stroll through Royal Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New Orleans tour itinerary maker website .

Fly from Savannah to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Savannah to New Orleans. Traveling from Savannah in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, take a stroll through Southtown, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from New Orleans to San Antonio by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Trails
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

1
day
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 25th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Antonio to Sedona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Sedona is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 54°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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