13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Amarillo
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Albuquerque
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Las Vegas
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Green River
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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Wichita
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Amarillo

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Amarillo trip builder site.

Tulsa to Amarillo is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulsa in December, Amarillo is little chillier at night with lows of 25°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Albuquerque

— 1 night

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 26th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Albuquerque takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amarillo to Albuquerque. In December in Albuquerque, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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.
For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel planning website.

Getting from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°F in Grand Canyon National Park. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas planning tool.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 30th (Thu), delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, and then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Buena Vista Peak Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Big Baldy, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, then don't miss a visit to The Senate, and finally make a trip to Tunnel Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. December in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at California State Capitol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Crocker Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at California State Railroad Museum, then do a tasting at The Undergound Tasting Room, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jensen Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sacramento online holiday maker.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Sacramento in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Sacramento sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, fly down the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, and then stroll through Ski Butlers Park City. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle and then take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can fly from Sacramento to Salt Lake City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento to Salt Lake City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sacramento in January, plan for colder days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 38°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Green River.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Green River

— 1 night
Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. On the 4th (Tue), examine the collection at Sweetwater County Museum and then stroll around Expedition Island Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Green River day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Green River in 3 hours. In January, Green River is little chillier than Salt Lake City - with highs of 31°F and lows of 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Green River

Museums · Parks

Denver

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Wed), look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denver route website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Green River to Denver. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Green River in January, with highs in Denver at 44°F and lows at 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Wichita.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Wichita

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get curious at Cosmosphere, then examine the collection at Strataca, and then get curious at Exploration Place. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Sedgwick County Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Wichita holiday website.

You can fly from Denver to Wichita in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Denver to Wichita due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wichita

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.