12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
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Houston
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
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Dragoon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Winslow
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Teec Nos Pos
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Tijeras
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Lubbock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Amarillo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Tulsa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Houston

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then get your game on at Escape Hunt. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Space Center Houston, then get in on the family fun at Kemah Boardwalk, and then witness the site of a historic battle at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Houston. In July in Houston, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dragoon.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kemah Boardwalk, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Kemah Boardwalk ©
Kemah Boardwalk

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Dragoon

Dragoon ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Cochise Stronghold, then see the interesting displays at Amerind Foundation Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Texas Canyon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Dragoon driving holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Houston to Dragoon with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Houston in July, with highs in Dragoon at 88°F and lows at 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Winslow.

Things to do in Dragoon

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Cochise Stronghold, Texas Canyon
Highlights from your plan
Amerind Foundation Museum ©
Amerind Foundation Museum

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Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park, stop by ARIZONA 66 Trading Company, then explore the galleries of Meteor Crater, and finally take in breathtaking views at Rock Art Canyon Ranch.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Winslow tour builder site .

You can drive from Dragoon to Winslow in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Dragoon in July, you will find days in Winslow are somewhat warmer (95°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
On the 11th (Thu), trek along Blue Mesa, then don't miss a visit to Painted Desert Inn, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Petrified Forest National Park tour site .

You can drive from Winslow to Petrified Forest National Park in 2 hours. In July, Petrified Forest National Park is slightly colder than Winslow - with highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Teec Nos Pos.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert Inn ©
Painted Desert Inn

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Teec Nos Pos

Teec Nos Pos ©
Teec Nos Pos is a census-designated place (CDP) in Apache County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Juan River, then appreciate the history behind Four Corners Monument, and finally don't miss a visit to Teec Nos Pos Trading Post.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Teec Nos Pos trip planner .

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Teec Nos Pos in 4 hours. Traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in July, you will find days in Teec Nos Pos are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Teec Nos Pos

Nature Parks

Side Trips

San Juan River, San Juan River
Highlights from your plan
San Juan River ©
San Juan River
Four Corners Monument ©
Four Corners Monument
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post ©
Teec Nos Pos Trading Post

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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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel, get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planner .

You can drive from Teec Nos Pos to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tijeras.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road

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Tijeras

Tijeras ©
Tijeras is a village in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Sandia Crest Byway, examine the collection at Tinkertown Museum, and then trek along Piedra Lisa Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tijeras trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Tijeras takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Fe in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Tijeras, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Tijeras

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails

Side Trip

Sandia Park
Highlights from your plan
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum

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Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art, then examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, then explore the world behind art at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

Discover how to plan a Roswell trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Tijeras to Roswell by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Tijeras in July, you will find days in Roswell are a bit warmer (97°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lubbock.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bottomless Lakes State Park ©
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©

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Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 16th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at National Ranching Heritage Center, then examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, then examine the collection at The Buddy Holly Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Science Spectrum Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lubbock trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Lubbock takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Roswell to Lubbock due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 93°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amarillo.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Science Spectrum Museum ©
Science Spectrum Museum
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
On the 17th (Wed), look for gifts at Cavender's Boot City, don't miss a visit to Cadillac Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lubbock to Amarillo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amarillo are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tulsa.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cadillac Ranch ©
Cadillac Ranch
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

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Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): meet the residents at Tulsa Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Philbrook Museum of Art, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Oklahoma Aquarium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tulsa trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Amarillo to Tulsa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Amarillo in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 73°F in Tulsa. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tulsa

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Oklahoma Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma Aquarium ©
Oklahoma Aquarium
Tulsa Zoo ©
Tulsa Zoo
Philbrook Museum of Art ©
Philbrook Museum of Art

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