14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Princeton
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Washington DC
— 1 night
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Williamsburg
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Charlotte
— 1 night
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Knoxville
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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San Antonio
Bus to Austin, Fly to Albuquerque
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Pagosa Springs
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12
Zion National Park
— 1 night
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13
Las Vegas
— 1 night
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14
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Princeton

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Princeton attractions planner.

Chicago to Princeton is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Princeton due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Princeton can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 1st (Sun), you're off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Princeton

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Washington DC

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route planner.

You can drive from Princeton to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Princeton in August, with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Williamsburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Williamsburg

Colonial Capital

Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Williamsburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Washington DC to Williamsburg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Williamsburg sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Williamsburg

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Charlotte

— 1 night

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Charlotte online attractions planner.

Getting from Williamsburg to Charlotte by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to Knoxville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games
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Knoxville

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Knoxville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Knoxville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Knoxville

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Fun & Games
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New Orleans

— 1 night

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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New Orleans trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Knoxville to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Knoxville in August, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 82°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

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Houston

— 1 night

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip builder website.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Houston hover around 95°F, while lows dip to 77°F. You will leave for Austin on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors
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Austin

— 1 night

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 5th (Thu): snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Texas State Capitol.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Austin online attractions planner.

You can fly from Houston to Austin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 98°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral and then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip maker.

Traveling by car from Austin to San Antonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in San Antonio sees daily highs of 98°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Albuquerque.

Things to do in San Antonio

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Albuquerque

— 1 night

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.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Antonio to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in August, expect Albuquerque to be little chillier, temps between 88°F and 64°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
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Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pagosa Springs road trip app.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Pagosa Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Albuquerque in August: high temperatures in Pagosa Springs hover around 77°F and lows are around 49°F. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
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Zion National Park

— 1 night
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 8th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park visit website.

Drive from Pagosa Springs to Zion National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, taxi, train, and car. When traveling from Pagosa Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 9th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (101°F), and nights are warmer (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature
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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon. On your second day here, hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

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 difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 80°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 12th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Villa, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Theme Parks
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United States travel guide

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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.