16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to San Francisco, Shuttle to Big Sur
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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La Quinta
— 3 nights
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Drive to Palm Springs International Airport, Fly to Albuquerque International Sunport, Drive to Santa Fe
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly
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New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly

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Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the views from Rocky Creek Bridge, take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and then stroll through Partington Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then examine the collection at Moto Talbott, and then stroll around Garland Ranch Regional Park.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Big Sur trip itinerary builder site.

Philadelphia to Big Sur is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, expect Big Sur to be a bit warmer, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, walk around Balboa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Big Sur to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in November, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Quinta.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

La Quinta

— 3 nights
La Quinta is a resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, specifically in the Coachella Valley between Indian Wells and Indio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Quinta: Joshua Tree National Park (Cap Rock at Joshua Tree & Ryan Mountain) and California Overland Desert Excursions (in Borrego Springs). There's more to do: see Off-Road Tours and see the interesting displays at La Quinta Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read La Quinta vacation site.

Traveling by car from San Diego to La Quinta takes 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in November, you will find days in La Quinta are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are little chillier (46°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in La Quinta

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:

Santa Fe

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Loretto Chapel and then go for a walk through Keshi.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from La Quinta to Santa Fe. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Quinta to Santa Fe due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from La Quinta in November: highs in Santa Fe hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Trails · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:

New Orleans

— 5 nights

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and stop by Garden District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Santa Fe to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in November, you will find days in New Orleans are somewhat warmer (62°F), and nights are much warmer (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.