17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
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Jacksonville
— Few hours
Drive:  14​h 15​min
2
Houston
— 1 day
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
El Paso
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h 15​min
10
Dallas
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
11
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Jacksonville

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Jacksonville

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 24th (Fri): let little ones run wild at Ed Austin Regional Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Jacksonville attractions planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Jacksonville. May in Jacksonville sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Room Escape Games
Ed Austin Regional Park ©
Ed Austin Regional Park

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Houston road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jacksonville to Houston in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jacksonville to Houston, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Houston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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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 26th (Sun): cruise along Scenic Drive - Overlook and then admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read El Paso tour planner.

Fly from Houston to El Paso in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in El Paso, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in El Paso

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums
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Scenic Drive - Overlook ©
Scenic Drive - Overlook
El Paso Museum of Art ©
El Paso Museum of Art

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from El Paso to San Diego in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Paso to San Diego due to the time zone difference. When traveling from El Paso in May, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Huntington Beach Pier, Aquarium of the Pacific, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Angel Stadium of Anaheim ©
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Hoover Dam Bypass, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and finally have fun at Gun Garage.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Fun & Games Parks
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Gun Garage ©
Gun Garage
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass
Titanic ©
Titanic

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (85°F), and nights are cooler (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. In June, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 94°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
National Landmark red cliffs and the even more striking Pikes Peak mountain attracts tourism to Colorado Springs.
On the 5th (Wed), meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then explore and take pictures at United States Air Force Academy. On your second day here, go for a walk through Pikes Peak.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to Colorado Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 84°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pikes Peak ©
Pikes Peak
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science and then examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dallas trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Colorado Springs to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Colorado Springs to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in June, expect nights in Dallas to be much warmer, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 92°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums
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Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Dallas to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Dallas in June, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (83°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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