18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
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Tucumcari
— 1 night
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Gallup
— 1 night
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Kayenta
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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San Antonio

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, then Head underground at Natural Bridge Caverns, and then get in on the family fun at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan, admire the striking features of Tower of the Americas, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip itinerary planning tool.

Milan, Italy to San Antonio is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Milan to San Antonio. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in San Antonio reach 40°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 8th (Wed), admire the striking features of The Driskill, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

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Getting from San Antonio to Austin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Austin sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Dallas

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and then wander the streets of Lifestylez Nails Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Myriad Botanical Gardens, get curious at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, then take a stroll through Bricktown, and finally pause for some photo ops at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at OK County 66 - John's Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Oklahoma City trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Dallas to Oklahoma City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Oklahoma City at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, make a trip to Huge Pair of Legs, then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and finally don't miss a visit to Combine City.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amarillo trip planner.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Amarillo by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Amarillo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tucumcari.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums

Side Trip

Tucumcari

— 1 night
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at New Mexico Route 66 Museum, then appreciate the history behind Route 66 Monument, then look for gifts at Tee Pee Curios, and finally don't miss a visit to Murals of Tucumcari.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tucumcari online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Amarillo to Tucumcari in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Tucumcari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums · Shopping

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, look for gifts at The Candy Lady, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Petroglyph National Monument, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tucumcari to Albuquerque in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Gallup.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Gallup

— 1 night
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Gallup Cultural Center, then look for gifts at Richardsons Trading Company, then see the interesting displays at Rex Museum, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Bill Malone Trading Company.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gallup sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Gallup takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Gallup when traveling from Albuquerque in September, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kayenta.

Things to do in Gallup

Shopping · Museums

Kayenta

— 1 night
Kayenta is a U.S. census-designated place which is part of the Navajo Nation and is in Navajo County, Arizona. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Navajo Cultural Center, don't miss a visit to Navaho Code Talkers Exhibit, and then explore the striking landscape at Church Rock.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kayenta itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Gallup to Kayenta takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gallup in September; daily highs in Kayenta reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Kayenta

Parks · Museums · Nature

Page

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sat), admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and finally hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kayenta to Page takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff

— 1 night

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 19th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Wupatki National Monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff route maker website.

You can drive from Page to Flagstaff in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Page, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, then view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix attractions planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 43°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.