13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
2
Durango
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Amarillo
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 1 day
End: Orlando

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 21st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip site .

Orlando to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Las Vegas is colder than Orlando - with highs of 16°C and lows of 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
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

3
nights
Durango

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 appreciate attractions like Zipline and Purgatory Resort. When in Durango, make a side trip to see Wolf Creek Ski Resort in Pagosa Springs, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Durango Snowbike Experience, shop like a local with Scenic Aperture Gallery, have fun at Durango Community Recreation Center, and don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Durango trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Durango in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for slightly colder days in Durango, with highs around 5°C, while nights are colder with lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Durango Community Recreation Center ©
Purgatory Resort ©
Purgatory Resort

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque
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.
To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Durango to Albuquerque in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Durango in December; daily highs in Albuquerque reach 11°C and lows reach -2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
night
Amarillo

Amarillo ©
Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Second Amendment Cowboy, examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): look for gifts at Cavender's Boot City and then get to know the resident critters at Amarillo Zoo.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amarillo vacation website .

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Amarillo due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Amarillo are 13°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Amarillo Zoo ©
Amarillo Zoo
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West

1
night
Dallas

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

Fly from Amarillo to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amarillo in December: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Dallas World Aquarium ©
Dallas World Aquarium

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Houston trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Houston hover around 22°C and lows are around 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 plan
Water Wall ©
Water Wall

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
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): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planner .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Houston in December, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (16°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

1
day
Orlando

Orlando
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.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando 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 New Orleans to Orlando. When traveling from New Orleans in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Tours

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