42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  5 h
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Rapid City
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
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Keystone
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
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Rapid City
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
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Philadelphia
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
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Richmond
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Wilmington
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
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Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
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Atlanta
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Nashville
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Clarksdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
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Vicksburg
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Lafayette
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
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Lake Charles
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 30 min
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
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Roswell
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h 30 min
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Mesa Verde National Park

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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.
Find out how to plan Los Angeles trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Rapid City

Rapid City
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rapid City online journey planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Rapid City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Rapid City to be a bit cooler, temps between 21°C and 8°C. You will leave for Keystone on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

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Keystone

Keystone ©
Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sylvan Lake, Needles Eye Tunnel, Crazy Horse Memorial, and other attractions you added. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Presidential Trail, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Old Town, then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery, and finally take in a show at Deadwood Alive.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Keystone trip itinerary builder site.

Keystone is just a short distance from Rapid City. In May, Keystone is little chillier than Rapid City - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Rapid City.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Custer, Deadwood, Black Elk Peak, Crazy Horse Memorial
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
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Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail

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Rapid City

Rapid City
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City travel planning app.

Rapid City is very close to Keystone. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rapid City when traveling from Keystone in June, with lows around 16°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:

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New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Patrick's Cathedral as well as Big Bus New York. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Speed Boats Tours and The Met Cloisters. Step out of New York City to go to Hyde Park and see Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rapid City to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rapid City to New York City. Traveling from Rapid City in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in New York City. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Photography Tours
Food Tours

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, then tour or see a game at Urban Axes Philadelphia, and finally don't miss a visit to Wanamaker Organ. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, get your game on at Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the American Revolution, then take in panoramic vistas at One Liberty Observation Deck, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia - Axe Throwing.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Philadelphia visit planner.

Getting from New York City to Philadelphia by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bury The Hatchet Princeton - Axe Throwing
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Philadelphia ©
Urban Axes Philadelphia
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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Washington DC

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Gallery of Art and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian American Art Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, and take a stroll through Georgetown.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to Washington DC takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Thu) before leaving for Richmond.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Richmond

Richmond ©
The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 11th (Thu), appreciate the history behind Virginia War Memorial and then admire the natural beauty at Maymont.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Richmond trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Richmond takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wilmington.

Things to do in Richmond

Parks
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Maymont ©
Maymont
Virginia War Memorial ©
Virginia War Memorial

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Wilmington

Wilmington ©
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
You've now added Historic District to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Riverwalk.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wilmington journey website.

Traveling by car from Richmond to Wilmington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Wilmington can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Charleston.

Things to do in Wilmington

Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Historic District ©
Historic District
Cape Fear Spice Merchants ©
Cape Fear Spice Merchants

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Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Unitarian Church in Charleston, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

You can plan Charleston trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Drive from Wilmington to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Charleston can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fort Moultrie, The Center for Birds of Prey
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Walking tours
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument

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Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): wander the streets of Savannah Historic District, then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, steep yourself in history at Juliette Gordon Low's Birthplace, contemplate the long history of Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Savannah road trip planning website.

Getting from Charleston to Savannah by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Savannah can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fishing Charters & Tours
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

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St. Augustine

St. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at Memorial Presbyterian Church, see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, admire the architecture and history at Mission of Nombre de Dios, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and finally stop by Artsy Abode. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter, then take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Old Florida Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Vilano Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine road trip app.

You can drive from Savannah to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Atlanta.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. ©

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 18th (Thu), get in on the family fun at SKYVIEW Atlanta, admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, then stroll through Centennial Olympic Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then take in nature's colorful creations at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Georgia Aquarium.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Atlanta by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Olympic Park ©
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta Botanical Garden ©
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Fox Theatre ©
Fox Theatre

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Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Downtown Nashville and Radnor Lake State Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, explore the galleries of Lotz House Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Nashville travel planner.

Getting from Atlanta to Nashville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Memphis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Downtown Nashville ©
Downtown Nashville
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge ©
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge

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Memphis

Memphis
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. When in Memphis, make a side trip to see Horseshoe Tunica in Tunica, approximately Tunica away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, explore the world behind art at Dixon Gallery & Gardens, stroll around Shelby Farms Park, and steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Memphis route builder website.

Traveling by car from Nashville to Memphis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Memphis are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Clarksdale.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Horseshoe Tunica, Southland Park Gaming and Racing
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Graceland
Graceland
National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music ©
Stax Museum of American Soul Music

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Clarksdale

Clarksdale ©
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and seat of the county. On the 26th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center, take in the exciting artwork at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, then see the interesting displays at The Delta Blues Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Crossroad, and finally contemplate the long history of Hopson Plantation Commissary.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Clarksdale day trip planning site.

You can drive from Memphis to Clarksdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Clarksdale are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Vicksburg.

Things to do in Clarksdale

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum
Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center ©
Emmett Till museum Interpretive Center
Hopson Plantation Commissary ©
Hopson Plantation Commissary

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Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Old Courthouse and then get engrossed in the history at U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Vicksburg holiday maker.

You can drive from Clarksdale to Vicksburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In June, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Natchez.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Old Courthouse ©
Old Courthouse

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Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Stanton Hall, explore the galleries of Rosalie Mansion, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Natchez tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Vicksburg to Natchez in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Stanton Hall ©
Stanton Hall
Rosalie Mansion ©
Rosalie Mansion
St. Mary Basilica ©
St. Mary Basilica

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Garden District and New Orleans Musical Legends Park. Change things up with these side-trips from New Orleans: Beauvoir (in Biloxi), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (in Gulfport). There's still lots to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Natchez to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Natchez in June since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beauvoir, Whitney Plantation, Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, Ultimate Swamp Adventures
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Acadian Memorial and then explore the activities along Lake Martin.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lafayette trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Lafayette: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Lake Charles.

Things to do in Lafayette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lake Martin, Acadian Memorial
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Acadian Memorial ©
Acadian Memorial

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Lake Charles

Lake Charles ©
Lake Charles is the fifth-largest incorporated city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Millennium Park and then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lake Charles attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Lafayette to Lake Charles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lake Charles are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for San Antonio.

Things to do in Lake Charles

Parks
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 3:
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Veteran's Memorial Park ©
Veteran's Memorial Park
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Natural Bridge Caverns and Mission Trail. When in San Antonio, make a side trip to see Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats in Austin, approximately Austin away. There's lots more to do: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, get engrossed in the history at Briscoe Western Art Museum, make a trip to Main Plaza, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Antonio road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lake Charles to San Antonio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Lake Charles in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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Mission Trail ©
Mission Trail
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): Head underground at Big Room and then Head underground at King's Palace.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Traveling from San Antonio to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 7:
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Big Room ©
Big Room
King's Palace ©
King's Palace

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes International UFO Museum and Research Center as well as Roswell UFO Tours. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then stop by Alien Zone Area 51, and then do sightseeing your way with Roswell UFO Tours.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Roswell online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Roswell are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Roswell

Tours Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
International UFO Museum and Research Center ©
Alien Zone Area 51 ©
Alien Zone Area 51

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
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.
On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe itinerary planner.

Drive from Roswell to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Roswell in July, things will get slightly colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Taos, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument ©
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge ©
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

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