30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
drive:  4​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
8
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
9
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
15
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
16
Houston
— 2 nights
End: Houston

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Houston online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Seawall
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The Seawall ©
The Seawall
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego online route planner .

You can fly from Houston to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Lions, Tigers & Bears
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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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.
You've added Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood Sign, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 7th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then make a trip to Hollywood Sign, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, don't miss a visit to Book Passage, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas Shooting Center and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. On the 8th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Fashion Show Mall, and then don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (0°C). You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Grand Junction

Grand Junction
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Junction trip app .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Grand Junction by car takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 5°C in Grand Junction. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toRocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): hike along Emerald Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Chasm Falls, then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Grand Junction to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and car. In October in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Chapel on the Rock ©
Chapel on the Rock

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oklahoma City trip itinerary site .

Fly from New Orleans to Oklahoma City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Oklahoma City to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dallas.
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Centennial Land Run Monument ©
Centennial Land Run Monument

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas road trip planning website .

Getting from Oklahoma City to Dallas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oklahoma City in October since evenings lows in Dallas dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza ©
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around New Orleans City Park, don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel tool .

Getting from Dallas to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, and then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tampa to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You will leave for New Orleans on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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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.
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa travel route builder tool .

Getting from Miami to Tampa by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tampa, with lows of 24°C. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toOrlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
On the 31st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and then browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Miami road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Miami takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Miami, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Museums
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall

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Houston

Houston ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Galveston (The Strand & Moody Gardens). Enjoy Houston some more: have some family-friendly fun at Escape Hunt, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and walk around Smither Park.

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Traveling by flight from Miami to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Miami in November, things will get little chillier in Houston: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Kemah Boardwalk
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Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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