18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Durango
— Few hours
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Alamogordo
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 day
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Tuscaloosa
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Asheville
— 1 night
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Washington DC
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New York City
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Rhyolite, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, make a trip to Rhyolite, get all the information you need at Furnace Creek Visitor Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

San Jose to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Jose in May: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Badwater Basin ©
Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7
Dante's View ©
Lookout
Dante's View
4.9
Zabriskie Point ©
Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To find ratings and tourist information, read Las Vegas journey builder site.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in May since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes South Kaibab Trail, Mather Point and Yavapai Point. On the 9th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site.

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 May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
Mather Point ©
Lookout
Mather Point
4.8
Yavapai Point ©
Canyon
Yavapai Point
4.8

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Page

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Page trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
Horseshoe Bend ©
Geologic Formation
Horseshoe Bend
4.8
Lake Powell ©
Water Body
Lake Powell
4.1

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Forrest Gump Point has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Getting from Page to Monument Valley by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in May: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 74°F and lows are around 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Durango.
Highlights from your trip

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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You've now added Mesa Verde National Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Four Corners Monument and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mesa Verde National Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Durango route planning app.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Durango takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Monument Valley in May; daily highs in Durango reach 68°F and lows reach 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Durango

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mesa Verde National Park ©
National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
4.7

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Santa Fe

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Fe Plaza as well as Canyon Road.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Santa Fe, with lows of 43°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Santa Fe Plaza ©
Historic Site
Santa Fe Plaza
4.5
Canyon Road ©
Historic Walking Area
Canyon Road
4.5

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Alamogordo

Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. You've now added White Sands National Monument to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alamogordo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Santa Fe to Alamogordo by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Fe in May; daily highs in Alamogordo reach 83°F and lows reach 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Dallas.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Dallas

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.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Alamogordo to Dallas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alamogordo to Dallas. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dallas when traveling from Alamogordo in May, with lows around 65°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Texas State Capitol as well as Greetings from Austin Mural.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Highlights from your trip
Texas State Capitol ©
Government Building
Texas State Capitol
4.7

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Alamo, The San Antonio River Walk and Historic Market Square.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Antonio day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in San Antonio sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Highlights from your trip
Historic Market Square ©
Shopping Mall
Historic Market Square
3.9
The Alamo ©
Historic Site
The Alamo
4.4

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Houston

Bayou City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Space Center Houston.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Houston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Highlights from your trip
Space Center Houston ©
Specialty Museum
Space Center Houston
4.2

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New Orleans

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes French Quarter as well as Jackson Square.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New Orleans day trip website.

Getting from Houston to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tuscaloosa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Highlights from your trip
French Quarter ©
Historic Walking Area
French Quarter
4.1
Jackson Square ©
Historic Walking Area
Jackson Square
4.6

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Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa is a city in and the seat of Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama (in the southeastern United States). To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tuscaloosa trip builder.

Drive from New Orleans to Tuscaloosa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Tuscaloosa are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are a bit cooler (59°F). You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nashville.

Things to do in Tuscaloosa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

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Nashville

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Downtown Nashville as well as Jack Daniel's Distillery. On the 20th (Thu), get behind the scenes at Jack Daniel's Distillery and then wander the streets of Downtown Nashville.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tuscaloosa to Nashville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Nashville can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll set off for Asheville on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Nashville

Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Downtown Nashville ©
Neighborhood
Downtown Nashville
4.2

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Asheville

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asheville trip planner.

You can drive from Nashville to Asheville in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Asheville due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nashville in May; daily highs in Asheville reach 75°F and lows reach 53°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Asheville

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Shopping

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Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes White House, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Washington DC are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to New York City.
Highlights from your trip
White House ©
Government Building
White House
3.8
Lincoln Memorial ©
Monument
Lincoln Memorial
4.8

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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've now added Statue of Liberty National Monument to your itinerary. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, go for a walk through Central Park, and then wander the streets of Times Square.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (69°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
Central Park ©
Must see
Central Park
4.8
Times Square ©
Neighborhood
Times Square
3.9

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