34 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

34 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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Houston, United States
— 2 nights
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San Antonio, United States
— 2 nights
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Fredericksburg, United States
— 1 night
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Austin, United States
— 2 nights
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Fort Worth, United States
— 2 nights
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Dallas, United States
— 2 nights
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Memphis, United States
— 3 nights
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Nashville, United States
— 3 nights
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Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Red Hook, St Thomas, Fly to Christiansted, Drive to St. Croix
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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 2 nights
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Miami, United States
— 2 nights
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Key West, United States
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica, United States
— 4 nights
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Houston, United States

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.
You've added Space Center Houston, Galveston Naval Museum, The Seawall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Art Car Museum, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Museum Houston, then see the interesting displays at 1940 Air Terminal Museum, then examine the collection at Battleship Texas State Historic Site, and finally contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. On the next day, learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, then examine the collection at Space Center Houston, then learn about all things military at Galveston Naval Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 18 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Antonio, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at San Antonio Fire Museum, explore the world behind art at San Antonio Museum of Art, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Antonio driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Fredericksburg, United States

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at LBJ Texas White House, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of the Pacific War, then do a tasting at Lost Draw Cellars, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg road trip tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio in March, expect Fredericksburg to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

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Austin, United States

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Harry Ransom Center, explore the world behind art at The Blanton Museum of Art, and then see the interesting displays at Dick's Classic Garage. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sitagu Buddha Vihara, then hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and finally do a tasting at Duchman Family Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip planner.

Getting from Fredericksburg to Austin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in March, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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Fort Worth, United States

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House, examine the collection at Fort Worth Aviation Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Sid Richardson Museum, then explore the galleries of Log Cabin Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Thistle Hill House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Wat Buddharatnaram, then take an in-depth tour of Stockyards Museum, then examine the collection at Leonard's Department Store Museum, and finally stroll through Cultural District.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip builder.

You can drive from Austin to Fort Worth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in March: highs in Fort Worth hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Dallas, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, then explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art, then see the interesting displays at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, and finally stop by Wild Bill's Western Store. On the next day, examine the collection at Frontiers of Flight Museum, explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum, and then cruise along Bluebonnet Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Dallas trip planner.

Drive from Fort Worth to Dallas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Memphis, United States

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum and The Peabody Ducks. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art and Blues Hall of Fame Museum. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, explore the world behind art at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, get to know the fascinating history of Beale Street, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Elmwood Cemetery.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dallas to Memphis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in March; daily highs in Memphis reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Nashville, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, then take in the history at Lotz House Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Frist Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, examine the collection at The George Jones, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Radnor Lake State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville route planner.

Drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Nashville sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Charlotte Amalie.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Duty-free Capital of the World

One of the most visited cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean, the town of Charlotte Amalie is known around the world for its duty-free jewelry, perfume, and liquor shops.
On the 25th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at St. Thomas Historical Trust Museum, stop by Artistic Jewelers, enjoy the sand and surf at Magens Bay, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phantasea Tropical Botanical Garden, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Frenchtown Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coki Point Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sapphire Beach, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Plan a Charlotte Amalie trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Fly from Nashville to Charlotte Amalie in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Nashville in March; daily highs in Charlotte Amalie reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cruz Bay.

Things to do in Charlotte Amalie

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Love City

The gateway to the island of Saint John, Cruz Bay represents the island's largest town, port, and commercial center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maho Bay Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trunk Bay Beach. On the next day, make a trip to Bajo El Sol Gallery, Art Bar & Rum Room, then stop by Brewtique, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cruz Bay trip itinerary builder site.

You can ride a ferry from Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay in 1.5 hours. In March in Cruz Bay, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to St. Croix.

Things to do in Cruz Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Twin City

The largest of the U.S.
On the 29th (Sun), kick back and relax at Shoy Beach, then steep yourself in history at Fort Christiansvaern, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our St. Croix trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Cruz Bay to St. Croix in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in St. Croix

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

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Miami, United States

Magic City

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 (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach, and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetary, contemplate the long history of Deering Estate, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Miami itinerary planner.

You can fly from St. Croix to Miami in 5.5 hours. Traveling from St. Croix to Miami, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Croix in March, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Miami. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Key West, United States

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography (in Marathon) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Big Pine Key). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, take in nature's colorful creations at West Martello Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

You can drive from Miami to Key West in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Santa Monica, United States

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
For shopping fun, head to Third Street Promenade or Santa Monica Farmers Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wayfarers Chapel and Casa del Herrero. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Monica: Seal Beach (in Seal Beach), Douglas Family Preserve (in Santa Barbara) and Carpinteria State Beach (in Carpinteria). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, browse the different shops at Santa Monica Place, and don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Key West to Santa Monica in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Santa Monica is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in April; daily highs in Santa Monica reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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.

U.S. Virgin Islands travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops · Scuba & Snorkeling
America's Paradise
Three main and a number of minor islands that make up U.S. Virgin Islands treat visitors to a blend of historical sites and picture-perfect beaches. Though officially American territory--nicknamed "America's Paradise"--these islands boast a mix of cultures that make for culturally enriching vacations. A no-passport-required status makes holidays in U.S. Virgin Islands extremely popular with American tourists, who flock to this tropical heaven to enjoy scenic beaches, outdoor activities, and tasty local food. The islands are also a duty-free shopping destination, which also makes them appealing to shopaholics from across the world.

St. John travel guide

4.8
Beaches · Kayaking & Canoeing · Gift & Specialty Shops
With two thirds of St. John designated as a national park, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is also the least developed, lacking an airport and cruise ship docks. Although well connected to its more commercialized neighbor, St. Thomas, St. John makes it easy to get away from crowds and enjoy pristine white-sand beaches. On a trip to St. John you can spend your days snorkeling or kayaking, explore the verdant hills of the national park, or head to Cruz Bay, the islands largest town, for excellent dining and shopping.