12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
1
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly to Phoenix, Shuttle to Tucson
2
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Las Cruces
— 1 night
Drive
4
Roswell
— 1 night
Fly
5
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Myrtle Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, explore the world behind art at McNay Art Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio visit planner.

Washington DC to San Antonio is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In December, San Antonio is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

2
nights
Tucson

Old Pueblo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Funny Foot Farm and Tucson Petting Zoo, then take in the exciting artwork at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, then view the masterpieces at Etherton Gallery, and finally take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon, and then admire all the interesting features of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tucson trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Antonio to Tucson in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Tucson due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in December, Tucson is slightly colder at night with lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Tucson

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

1
night
Las Cruces

Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Las Cruces Water Tank Murals, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of San Albino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Albino Church, then look for gifts at COAS Books, and finally ponder the design of Plaza de Las Cruces.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Cruces trip site.

Getting from Tucson to Las Cruces by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Tucson in December, expect Las Cruces to be slightly colder, temps between 57°F and 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Roswell.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
Roswell

Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art and then see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center.

Plan a Roswell trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Las Cruces to Roswell in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Cruces in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Roswell, with lows around 26°F. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, then sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, and finally get to know the resident critters at The Cat Depot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, make a trip to Sarasota National Cemetery, and then pick up some local products at Detwiler's Farm Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sarasota trip planning website.

You can fly from Roswell to Sarasota in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Roswell in December, with highs in Sarasota at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Sarasota

Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll around James Island County Park, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Battery & White Point Gardens, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then shop like a local with Principle Gallery Charleston, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Charleston day trip planning app.

You can fly from Sarasota to Charleston in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sarasota in December: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Myrtle Beach.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
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Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a coastal city on the east coast of the United States in Horry County, South Carolina. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stop by Harrelson's Seafood Market, then explore the world behind art at Brookgreen Gardens, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Myrtle Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Myrtle Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Myrtle Beach

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours

South Carolina travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens
The Palmetto State
Composed of five distinct geographic regions with boundaries roughly parallel to the Atlantic coastline, South Carolina embraces rich history, scenic beauty, and outstanding cuisine. Originally established as a slave society dependent on the cultivation of rice and indigo, the state now boasts a diverse economy that includes massive production of textile goods, chemical products, machinery, and automobiles. Widely regarded as the beginning of the Deep South, the state remains a deeply conservative part of the country, fervently clinging to its religious and cultural traditions. South Carolinians are kind and open hosts to those who vacation here, eager to share the wealth of their cultural heritage with curious visitors. With many remarkable places to visit like Charleston and Hilton Head, your itinerary here is sure to be diverse and full of scenic attractions.