17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  6​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Fort Worth
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
6
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Oklahoma City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Amarillo
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
End: Albuquerque

3
nights
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.
French Quarter and Garden District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Jackson Square and Lafayette Cemetery No.1. Change things up with a short trip to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street.

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Las Vegas to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are colder, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Oak Alley Plantation
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French Quarter ©
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your team's savvy at Escape Hunt. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, find something for the whole family at Kemah Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in July, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, and finally take in the history at Mission Espada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio and then make a trip to Main Plaza.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio holiday planner.

Take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then take an in-depth tour of LBJ Presidential Library, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Bonnell, take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Austin trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©
The Driskill ©
The Driskill

1
night
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
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 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Sundance Square.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Worth trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Austin to Fort Worth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Kimbell Art Museum ©
Kimbell Art Museum
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District, then examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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You can drive from Fort Worth to Dallas in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites
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1
night
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 8th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Centennial Land Run Monument, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Osteology, then explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oklahoma City road trip site .

You can drive from Dallas to Oklahoma City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Oklahoma City to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Childrens Museums
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2
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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): make a trip to Cadillac Ranch, take a stroll through U.S. Route 66 - Sixth Street Historic District, then explore and take pictures at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and finally make a trip to Combine City.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to 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 August, daily temperatures in Amarillo can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Amarillo

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Combine City
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Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Loretto Chapel and Albuquerque Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Santa Fe Plaza. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Fe (Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip planning app .

Drive from Amarillo to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque. In August, daily temperatures in Albuquerque can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Santa Fe
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Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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