9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport

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New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The National WWII Museum and Audubon Zoo. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, make a trip to Jackson Square, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online trip planner.

Valparaiso to New Orleans is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly. Traveling from Valparaiso in March, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (61°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

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.
On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then walk around Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dallas, with highs around 70°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums

Santa Fe

— 1 night

City Different

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Keshi.

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Traveling by flight from Dallas to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Santa Fe is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in March, you will find days in Santa Fe are little chillier (61°F), and nights are cooler (30°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Spas · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Flagstaff

— 3 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross and then take in the dramatic scenery at Great Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock and then see Off-Road Tours.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Fe in March: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 56°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.