13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
1
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Wichita Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  12 h 30 min
3
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
7
Fort Stockton
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
End: Houston

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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.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Houston online trip maker .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Houston. In June in Houston, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 75°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Wichita Falls.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Nature
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Water Wall ©
Water Wall

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Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls
Wichita Falls is a city in and the county seat of Wichita County, Texas, United States. For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wichita Falls attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Wichita Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Wichita Falls are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. You will leave for Albuquerque on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Wichita Falls

Parks Museums Fun & Games

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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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Petroglyph National Monument and then explore the engaging exhibits at Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque road trip site .

Explore your travel options from Wichita Falls to Albuquerque with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Wichita Falls to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Wichita Falls in July, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Childrens Museums Nature
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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Railway as well as Lowell Observatory. Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Rock and Meteor Crater Natural Landmark. Change things up with a short trip to West of the Moon Gallery in Flagstaff (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Albuquerque to Sedona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You will leave for Phoenix on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Railway, Meteor Crater
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater
Slide Rock State Park ©
Slide Rock State Park

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes TPC Scottsdale as well as OdySea Aquarium. On the 7th (Tue), play a few rounds at TPC Scottsdale and then observe the fascinating underwater world at OdySea Aquarium. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Phoenix Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online vacation planner .

You can drive from Sedona to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Sedona in July, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 106°F and lows about 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Scottsdale
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix Zoo ©
Phoenix Zoo
OdySea Aquarium ©
OdySea Aquarium

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 9th (Thu), have fun at Fox Theater and then see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Biosphere 2 and then take in breathtaking views at Sabino Canyon.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tucson trip tool .

Getting from Phoenix to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Tucson to be a bit cooler, temps between 97°F and 75°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort Stockton.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Biosphere 2, Asarco Mineral Discovery Center
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Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Biosphere 2 ©
Biosphere 2

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Fort Stockton

Fort Stockton
Fort Stockton is a city in Pecos County, Texas, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Stockton online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Tucson to Fort Stockton with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tucson to Fort Stockton due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Stockton

Museums Nightlife

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