13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive
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Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive
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Houston
— 1 night
Drive
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 1 day

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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Stratosphere Tower. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Orlando to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for Durango.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

Durango

— 3 nights
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Kids will enjoy Wolf Creek Ski Resort and Historic Downtown Durango. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Purgatory Resort, have fun at Durango Community Recreation Center, take in the exciting artwork at Earthen Vessel Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Snowbike Experience.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Durango in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Durango due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Durango to be colder, around -12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

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.
For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Albuquerque online journey planner.

Getting from Durango to Albuquerque by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Durango in December, expect Albuquerque to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and -2°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Amarillo

— 1 night

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, then see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Cavender's Boot City and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Amarillo Zoo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Amarillo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December in Amarillo, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and -4°C at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping

Dallas

— 1 night

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 find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amarillo to Dallas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, Dallas is a bit warmer than Amarillo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Houston

— 1 night

Bayou City

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.
For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Houston journey planner.

Drive from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In December, Houston is a bit warmer than Dallas - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, then make a trip to Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

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You can drive from Houston to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in December, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Orlando

— 1 day

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

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.