17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Abilene
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Lubbock
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Canyon
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Bus:  45 min
7
Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: London

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 9th (Sat): get your game on at The Escape Game Austin, admire the striking features of The Driskill, shop like a local with Wild About Music, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Austin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, you will find days in Austin are warmer (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail ©

1
night
Abilene

Abilene ©
Abilene is a city in Taylor and Jones counties in West Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Frontier Texas!, admire the natural beauty at Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden, then meet the residents at Abilene Zoo, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Prime Time Family Entertainment Center.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Abilene driving holiday site .

You can drive from Austin to Abilene in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Austin in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Abilene, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Abilene

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Abilene Zoo ©
Abilene Zoo
Frontier Texas! ©
Frontier Texas!
Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden ©
Adamson-Spalding Storybook Garden

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Buddy Holly Center, examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, and then contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lubbock itinerary planner.

You can drive from Abilene to Lubbock in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Abilene in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Lubbock. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canyon.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites
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National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum
The Buddy Holly Center ©
The Buddy Holly Center

1
night
Canyon

Canyon ©
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, stroll through Old West Stables, then delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and finally make a trip to Combine City.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Canyon holiday planning site .

You can drive from Lubbock to Canyon in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Canyon are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Canyon

Parks Museums Nature
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Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Old West Stables ©
Old West Stables

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument and then make a trip to Meow Wolf.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Santa Fe trip planner.

Fly from Canyon to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Canyon to Santa Fe. In May, Santa Fe is little chillier than Canyon - with highs of 26°C and lows of 7°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Trail, South Kaibab Trail, &more) and Tusayan General Store (in Tusayan). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company, explore the striking landscape of Wupatki National Monument, and look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Flagstaff in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Santa Fe in May, things will get slightly colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 21°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Tusayan General Store
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
nights
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then explore and take pictures at Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Bridge Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona driving holiday website .

Take a bus from Flagstaff to Sedona in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in May: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Off-Road Tours
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Etherton Gallery, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson trip planner.

Drive from Sedona to Tucson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sedona in May, with highs in Tucson at 36°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping Museums Parks
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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Etherton Gallery ©
Etherton Gallery

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then see Off-Road Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Phoenix using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Phoenix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Tucson in May since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Off-Road Tours

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