27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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New Orleans
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Houston
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Dallas
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Waco
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Austin
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San Antonio
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
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Albuquerque
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Denver
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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Eugene
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Portland
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Seattle
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Presbytere and Our Sacred Stories. Get a sense of the local culture at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA and Faubourg Marigny. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Lake Lawn Metairie, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at Jamie Hayes Gallery, and walk around Lafreniere Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Cumming to New Orleans is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cumming to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cumming in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center and Armand Bayou Nature Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Asia Society Texas Center and Historic Downtown Hico. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Lone Star Flight Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Yellow Rose Distilling.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Houston trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Houston to be little chillier, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Dallas Arts District, then explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum, then tee off at TopGolf The Colony, and finally see Lifestylez Nails Spa. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Four Seasons Resort and Club at Colinas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Prestonwood Baptist Church, then examine the collection at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, and finally wander the streets of Knox-Henderson.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, Dallas is little chillier than Houston - with highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Waco.

Things to do in Dallas

Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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Waco

Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Branding the Brazos Sculpture, take in the architecture and design of Baylor University, then look for all kinds of wild species at Carleen Bright Arboretum, then do a tasting at Valley Mills Vineyards, and finally stop by Balcones Distilling.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Waco trip planner.

You can drive from Dallas to Waco in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and flight. December in Waco sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Waco

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): wander the streets of East Sixth Street, identify plant and animal life at Austin Nature & Science Center, then admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. William Catholic Church, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Halina European Day Spa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Waco to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Waco in December, Austin is a bit warmer at night with lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Spas · Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Singing Water Vineyards and Cottonwood Wine Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bending Branch Winery and Toilet Seat Museum. There's lots more to do: tee off at La Cantera Golf Club, walk around Hemisfair Park, immerse yourself in nature at Casa Navarro State Historic Site, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip maker app.

Getting from Austin to San Antonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in San Antonio

Wineries · Outdoors · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

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Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Little Medano Creek and then trek along Mosca Pass Trail.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Antonio to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 37°F and lows of 2°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Albuquerque

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.
Get outdoors at Tingley Beach and Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals and New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albuquerque: Santa Fe (Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Unser Racing Museum, explore the ancient world of Coronado Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at New Mexico Veterans' Memorial, Albuquerque, and look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Albuquerque. Traveling from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in December, expect nights in Albuquerque to be much warmer, around 28°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Hudson Gardens - Free, hike along High Line Canal, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Falcon Castle Trail, and finally do a tasting at Silver Vines Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Denver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 43°F and 19°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nightlife

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, get outside with Green Valley Range, then take an in-depth tour of Clark County Heritage Museum, and finally hike along Historic Railroad Hiking Trail. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, then tee off at TPC Las Vegas, then see the interesting displays at The Auto Collections, and finally see the interesting displays at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip builder website.

You can fly from Denver to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Museums · Golf · Trails

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Golden Gate Promenade, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then kick back and relax at Baker Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ocean Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miramar Beach, then make a trip to Mavericks, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Eugene.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Eugene

Eugene is a city of the Pacific Northwest located in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Delta Ponds City Park, hike along Dorris Ranch, relax and rejuvenate at Onsen, get outside with Spencer Butte, then learn about winemaking at Silvan Ridge Winery, and finally look for gifts at Down to Earth Home, Garden, & Gift.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Eugene online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Eugene takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Eugene at 46°F and lows at 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Eugene

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Portland

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 30th (Wed), savor the flavors at Uncorked Northwest Wine Tours, then play a few rounds at The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club, then admire the masterpieces at Oregon Jewish Museum and Center For Holocaust Education, and finally take a stroll through Sellwood.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Eugene to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Portland are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Wineries · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Seattle

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint James Cathedral and then engage your brain at Living Computers: Museum + Labs.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle vacation builder website.

You can drive from Portland to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

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.