46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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46 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
4
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Phoenix
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
6
San Antonio
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Austin
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
New Orleans
— 5 nights
train:  9​h
9
Memphis
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h
10
Nashville
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
11
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
12
Atlanta
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 18th (Thu), take a peaceful walk through Camassia Natural Area and then walk around Forest Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portland trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Portland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Vancouver in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Vancouver, Camassia Natural Area, Vista House
Highlights from your plan
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge ©
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Officers' Row ©
Officers' Row

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol), Bodega Bay (Bodega Head & Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail) and Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Portland in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Patrick Amiot, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Carpinteria
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
On the 29th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, take a memorable drive along Oak Creek Vista Point, then get a taste of the local shopping with Navarro Gallery & Sculpture Garden, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Coconino National Forest.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Barbara to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Barbara in April, expect nights in Flagstaff to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Desert Botanical Garden and Three Mile Wash. Musical Instrument Museum and Superstition Mountain Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Phoenix: St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery (in Florence), Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch (in Gilbert) and Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch (in Picacho). There's much more to do: Head underground at Tonto National Monument, examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cosanti Foundation.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix day trip tool .

You can drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in May, things will get warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 39°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Roosevelt, Superstition Mountain Museum, St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch, Arizona Distilling Co
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch ©
Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch

2
nights
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 (Sun): take in the history at Mission Espada, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, then contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cibolo Nature Center, then get engrossed in the history at The Guenther House Museum, then contemplate the long history of King William Historic District, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio online tour itinerary maker .

Fly from Phoenix to San Antonio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Phoenix, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cibolo Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

5
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Driskill and St. Mary's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate LBJ Presidential Library and Bullock Texas State History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Austin: Hye (Garrison Brothers Distillery & Calais Winery), Willow City Loop (in Fredericksburg) and Longhorn Cavern State Park (in Burnet). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Washington-on-the-Brazos. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Pedernales Falls State Park, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sitagu Buddha Vihara.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Austin attractions planner .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Austin, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hye, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Willow City Loop, Washington-on-the-Brazos
Highlights from your plan
Garrison Brothers Distillery ©
Garrison Brothers Distillery
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Street and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Take a break from New Orleans with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning app .

Getting from Austin to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in May, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Destrehan Plantation, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Southland Park Gaming and Racing and St. Peter Catholic Church. Step out of Memphis to go to Tunica and see Horseshoe Casino, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, steep yourself in history at Magevney House, make a trip to Beale Street, and admire all the interesting features of AutoZone Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Memphis trip planner .

You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in May, expect nights in Memphis to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Lotz House Museum and Loretta Lynn's Ranch are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and Stones River National Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum, get engrossed in the history at Tennessee State Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

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

Getting from Memphis to Nashville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Nashville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Loretta Lynn's Ranch, Stones River National Battlefield, Lotz House Museum, Arrington Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Lane Motor Museum ©
Lane Motor Museum
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park ©

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nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
Appreciate the collections at Moundville Archaeological Park and Paul W. Bryant Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Berman Museum of World History. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Anniston Museum of Natural History (in Anniston), Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park (in McCalla) and International Motorsports Hall of Fame (in Talladega). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and get to know the fascinating history of Civil Rights District.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Birmingham are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Atlanta.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Anniston, Moundville Archaeological Park, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, International Motorsports Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute ©
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Anniston Museum of Natural History ©
Berman Museum of World History ©
Berman Museum of World History

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nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park and Hay House. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery. Explore Atlanta's surroundings by going to Stone Mountain Park (in Stone Mountain), Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center (in Locust Grove) and Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center (in Mansfield). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Fox Theatre, immerse yourself in nature at Vogel State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Comet Trail.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta trip maker app .

You can drive from Birmingham to Atlanta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Atlanta is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Atlanta can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Macon, Silver Comet Trail, Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery, Stone Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Stone Mountain Park ©
Stone Mountain Park
St. Joseph's Catholic Church ©
St. Joseph's Catholic Church