30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Drive:  4​h
1
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Lafayette
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h
6
Houston
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h
7
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
El Paso
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Willcox
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Tombstone
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Ajo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, then stop by Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Mary Bethune Home, then join the crowd at Richard Petty Driving Experience, and then appreciate the history behind Dale Earnhardt Sr. Statue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Daytona Beach road trip app .

Fort Lauderdale to Daytona Beach is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in January, things will get little chillier in Daytona Beach: highs are around 69°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
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Mary Bethune Home ©
Mary Bethune Home
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens ©
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

2
nights
Jacksonville

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, contemplate the long history of Kingsley Plantation, then have fun at Ed Austin Regional Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Jacksonville online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Jacksonville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Daytona Beach in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Jacksonville. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Kingsley Plantation ©
Kingsley Plantation
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens ©

1
night
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Old City Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More, steep yourself in history at Florida Governor's Mansion, then contemplate the long history of Grove Museum, and finally explore by horseback at JR Alford Greenway.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tallahassee attractions planner.

Drive from Jacksonville to Tallahassee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More ©
Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More
JR Alford Greenway ©
JR Alford Greenway
Florida Governor's Mansion ©
Florida Governor's Mansion

2
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Immaculate Conception Church and Global Wildlife Center. Get some historical perspective at Garden District and Old St. Patrick's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and St. Joseph Plantation (in Vacherie). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hermann-Grima House, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

Plan trip to New Orleans with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Tallahassee to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tallahassee in January: highs in New Orleans hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Lafayette.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Global Wildlife Center, Whitney Plantation, St. Joseph Plantation
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Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Lafayette

Lafayette ©
Lafayette is a city located along the Vermilion River in southwestern Louisiana. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then get to know the fascinating history of Acadian Village, and then stroll the grounds of Cathedral of St John the Evangelist. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Lafayette Science Museum, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Acadiana, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vermilionville.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Lafayette trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from New Orleans to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Lafayette, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in Lafayette

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Acadian Village ©
Acadian Village
Vermilionville ©
Vermilionville
Cathedral of St John the Evangelist ©

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Houston Museum District. Explore hidden gems such as San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Lone Star Flight Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Galveston (1880 Garten Verein & Old City Cemetery), Bolivar Point Lighthouse (in Port Bolivar) and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church High Hill, admire the masterpieces at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Houston online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lafayette to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Houston sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Schulenburg, Galveston, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Bolivar Point Lighthouse, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

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 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Guenther House Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cibolo Nature Center, and then learn about winemaking at Sister Creek Vineyards.

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Traveling by bus from Houston to San Antonio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect little chillier evenings in San Antonio when traveling from Houston in January, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Paso.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Cibolo Nature Center, Sister Creek Vineyards
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St Joseph Catholic Church ©
St Joseph Catholic Church
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
The Guenther House Museum ©
The Guenther House Museum

2
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of San Jacinto Plaza. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Albino, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the El Paso trip builder website .

You can fly from San Antonio to El Paso in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in January, things will get little chillier in El Paso: highs are around 58°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Willcox.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Las Cruces
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St. Patrick Cathedral ©
St. Patrick Cathedral
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park ©
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Basilica of San Albino ©
Basilica of San Albino

2
nights
Willcox

Willcox ©
Willcox is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. On the 24th (Fri), look for gifts at The Thing. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Texas Canyon, then explore the activities along Cochise Lake, and then hike along Heart of Rocks.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Willcox day trip app .

Traveling by car from El Paso to Willcox takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In January in Willcox, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Willcox

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Safford, The Thing, Texas Canyon
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Black Hills Rockhound Area ©
Black Hills Rockhound Area
Flying Leap Vineyards ©
Flying Leap Vineyards

2
nights
Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at San Pedro House, explore the stunning scenery at The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve, and then see the interesting displays at Gammons Gulch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Tombstone's Historama, look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Audubon's Paton Center for Hummingbirds, then identify plant and animal life at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, and finally do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tombstone planning tool .

You can drive from Willcox to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. In January in Tombstone, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Tombstone

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Patagonia, Gammons Gulch, San Pedro House, The Nature Conservancys Ramsey Canyon Preserve
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San Pedro House ©
San Pedro House
Tombstone's Historama ©
Tombstone's Historama

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nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get curious at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, walk around Tucson Mountain Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery H, explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tucson online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Tombstone to Tucson by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Ajo.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, Art Gallery H, Tumacacori National Historical Park
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Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park
Catalina State Park ©
Catalina State Park

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nights
Ajo

Ajo ©
Ajo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to New Cornelia Open Pit Mining Lookout, explore the fascinating landscape at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Quitobaquito Spring. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, then get engrossed in the history at Ajo Historical Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Puerto Blanco Scenic Drive.

Discover how to plan a Ajo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Ajo takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Tucson in January, plan for little chillier days in Ajo, with highs around 56°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ajo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument ©
Quitobaquito Spring ©
Quitobaquito Spring
Federated Church ©
Federated Church

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