12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Oklahoma City
— Few hours
Fly
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Denver
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Eureka Springs
— 2 nights
Drive

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Oklahoma City

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and then browse the exhibits of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City journey builder.

Fort Smith to Oklahoma City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In March in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums

1
night
Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, explore the galleries of Denver Botanic Gardens, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Oklahoma City to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oklahoma City in March, expect Denver to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

2
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Union Square, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and finally look for gifts at Fog City News. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Onedome.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Denver to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Denver to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in March, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (65°F), and nights are warmer (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
nights
Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Shop till you drop at Montana Avenue and Melrose Trading Post. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Grove and Annenberg Space for Photography. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, view the masterpieces at Revolver Gallery, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and stop by Amoeba Music.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

1
night
Albuquerque

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque route builder app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Albuquerque. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, Albuquerque is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

2
nights
Santa Fe

City Different

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 7th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Mama's Minerals, contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at New Mexico History Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe road trip website.

You can drive from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Albuquerque in April since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

2
nights
Eureka Springs

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 9th (Thu), browse the different shops at Pinnacle Hills Promenade, admire the masterpieces at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, then take an in-depth tour of The Walmart Museum, then look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange, and finally shop like a local with The Birdcage. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thorncrown Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, and then view the masterpieces at Quicksilver Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Eureka Springs travel route planner.

Getting from Santa Fe to Eureka Springs by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Eureka Springs is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Eureka Springs, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.

Colorado travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

California travel guide

4
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
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.

Arkansas travel guide

4.4
State Parks · Historic Sites · Art Museums
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.