23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Atlanta
— 1 night
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
3
Houston
— 1 night
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
6
Madera
— 14 nights

1
night
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Michael C. Carlos Museum, see the interesting displays at Carter Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Atlanta road trip site.

Wilmington to Atlanta is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Atlanta, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Museums Historic Sites
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Michael C. Carlos Museum ©
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta ©
Ebenezer Baptist Church of Atlanta
Carter Center ©
Carter Center

1
night
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 4th (Sat): partake in some friendly competition at Escape My Room New Orleans, thenvisit Garden District, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Immaculate Conception Church.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to New Orleans takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (°F), and nights are a bit warmer (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Immaculate Conception Church ©
Immaculate Conception Church
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Garden District ©
Garden District

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, thenexplore the galleries of Cockrell Butterfly Center, and then examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Houston trip itinerary site.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Houston, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get great views at Lookout Studio and then examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Shopping
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Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and San Diego Bay Walk. Appreciate the collections at Mission San Juan Capistrano and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Old Town Temecula in Temecula, approximately Temecula away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Windansea Beach.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and tram. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madera.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Old Town Temecula
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

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Madera

Madera ©
Madera is a city in California and the county seat of Madera County. Museum-lovers will appreciate Fossil Discovery Center and Castle Air Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery and Merced County Courthouse Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Merced (Applegate Park Zoo, Merced National Wildlife Refuge, &more), Oakhurst (Scenic Route Highway 49, Idle Hour Winery & Kitchen, &more) and Millerton Lake State Recreation Area (in Friant). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Pinnacles National Park, take a peaceful walk through Nelder Grove, do a tasting at Ficklin Vineyards, and trek along Lewis Creek Trail.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madera trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Madera with the Route module. Traveling from San Diego in July, you will find days in Madera are much hotter (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Madera

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Merced, Oakhurst, Lewis Creek Trail, Pinnacles National Park, Mercey Hot Springs
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Nelder Grove ©
Nelder Grove
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery ©
San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Castle Air Museum ©
Castle Air Museum

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