12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
Drive
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
Drive
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Kanarraville
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Gunnison
Drive
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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
— 1 night
Drive
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Dallas

Big D

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.
To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dallas trip planner.

New York City to Dallas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 57°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip builder website.

You can drive from Dallas to Austin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Austin: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Austin

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Austin to Sedona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Austin to Sedona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Austin in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 14th (Thu), look for gifts at Hopi House and then steep yourself in history at Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 44°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping

Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 16th (Sat), try your luck at Casino at The Cromwell.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are much hotter (40°F). On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kanarraville.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos
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Kanarraville

— 1 night
Kanarraville is a town in Iron County, Utah, United States. To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanarraville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Kanarraville takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for little chillier days in Kanarraville, with highs around 43°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 17°F. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Kanarraville

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Court of the Patriarchs. On the next day, trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon, then hike along Kayenta Trail, and finally take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kanarraville to Zion National Park. In January, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Kanarraville - with highs of 52°F and lows of 23°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be about the same, around 22°F, while days are little chillier, around 38°F. You will leave for Gunnison on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Gunnison

The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. On the 20th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Neversink and then head outdoors with Hartman Rocks Recreation Area.

Before you visit Gunnison, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Gunnison in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in January, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Gunnison: temperatures range from 23°F by day to -4°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve.

Things to do in Gunnison

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

— 1 night
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve online trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Gunnison to Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve with the Route module. Traveling from Gunnison in January, you will find days in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve are somewhat warmer (33°F), and nights are about the same (-3°F). You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Thu) before leaving for Dallas.

Things to do in Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve to Dallas. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In January, Dallas is warmer than Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve - with highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Dallas

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

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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.