24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Fort Worth
— 1 night
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Drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fly to Midland International Airport, Drive to Carlsbad
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Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive to Midland International Airport, Fly to Brisbane

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Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Santa Monica (Annenberg Community Beach House, 26-Mile Bike Path, &more) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 nights

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 8th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas route planning website.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 29°C, while days are much warmer, around 45°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 14th (Sun), look for gifts at Cave Creek Olive Oil Company, see Off-Road Tours, and then indulge your senses at Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Phoenix holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in August since evenings lows in Phoenix dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the striking features of The Driskill, make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, then trek along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and finally take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at LBJ Presidential Library, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Austin trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Phoenix to Austin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in August: high temperatures in Austin hover around 43°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to fly to Houston.
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Houston — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, have fun and explore at Children's Museum Houston, then admire the masterpieces at The Menil Collection, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Car Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Houston trip planner.

You can fly from Austin to Houston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Houston, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.
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Dallas — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Reunion Tower.

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You can fly from Houston to Dallas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort Worth.
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Fort Worth — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the local landmark of Fort Worth Water Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Worth Zoo, then explore the world behind art at Kimbell Art Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort Worth trip builder site.

Drive from Dallas to Fort Worth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Fort Worth sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.
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Carlsbad — 2 nights

Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Green Lake, then get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Giant Dome. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park, then explore the fascinating underground world of Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rattlesnake Springs.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad attractions site.

Explore your travel options from Fort Worth to Carlsbad with the Route module. Traveling from Fort Worth to Carlsbad, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Worth in August, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Carlsbad. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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New Mexico travel guide

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Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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