14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Oklahoma City
Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Tucson
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
El Paso
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Alamogordo
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Roswell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Odessa
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Midland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Lubbock
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Canyon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Oklahoma City

2
nights
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 1st (Tue), examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and then explore the striking landscape of Saguaro National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Asarco Mineral Discovery Center and then explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park.

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Oklahoma City to Tucson is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center, Tumacacori National Historical Park
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Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site, explore the different monuments and memorials at Evergreen Cemetery East, get a new perspective on nature at UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Paso journey maker .

Getting from Tucson to El Paso by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Tucson in October, you will find days in El Paso are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in El Paso

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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1
night
Alamogordo

Alamogordo ©
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Tularosa Basin Museum of History, then relax in the rural setting at McGinn's PistachioLand, then brush up on your military savvy at White Sands Missle Range Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Giant Alamogordo Landmark.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Alamogordo trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from El Paso to Alamogordo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from El Paso in October, Alamogordo is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Roswell.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Museums Wineries Shopping
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Tularosa Basin Museum of History ©
Tularosa Basin Museum of History
White Sands Missle Range Museum ©
White Sands Missle Range Museum

1
night
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): head outdoors with Mescalero Sands North Dune OHV Area, examine the collection at International UFO Museum and Research Center, and then view the masterpieces at Tokay Beaded Art.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Roswell online road trip planner .

Take a bus from Alamogordo to Roswell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Roswell

Outdoors Museums Shopping
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1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, Head underground at Spider Cave, and then contemplate the long history of Eddy House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Carlsbad vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Carlsbad takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Odessa.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Walnut Canyon Desert Drive

1
night
Odessa

Odessa ©
Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the different shops at Music City Mall, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge Replica, then see the interesting displays at Presidential Archives and Leadership Library, and finally stroll around Mckinney Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Odessa road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to Odessa takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Carlsbad in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Odessa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Midland.

Things to do in Odessa

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Mckinney Park ©
Mckinney Park
Stonehenge Replica ©
Stonehenge Replica

1
night
Midland

Midland ©
Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, Texas, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. On the 8th (Tue), steep yourself in history at George W. Bush Childhood Home, then see the interesting displays at Haley Memorial Library and History Center, then see the interesting displays at The Petroleum Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at I-20 Wildlife Preserve.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Midland attractions planner .

Midland is just a stone's throw from Odessa. In October, daytime highs in Midland are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lubbock.

Things to do in Midland

Museums Parks Wildlife
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The Petroleum Museum ©
The Petroleum Museum
George W. Bush Childhood Home ©
George W. Bush Childhood Home

2
nights
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Lubbock Lake Landmark, then examine the collection at Museum of the Llano Estacado, and finally appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Garza County Historical Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Ruby Lane Books & Gallery, and then see the interesting displays at OS Ranch Foundation Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lubbock trip planner .

You can drive from Midland to Lubbock in 2 hours. Traveling from Midland in October, Lubbock is little chillier at night with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Canyon.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Post, Museum of the Llano Estacado
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National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
OS Ranch Foundation Museum ©
OS Ranch Foundation Museum
Garza County Historical Museum ©
Garza County Historical Museum

3
nights
Canyon

Canyon ©
Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Caprock Canyons State Park and Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Get some historical perspective at Lighthouse Trail and Palo Duro Canyon State Park. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, ride a horse along Old West Stables, and don't miss a visit to Tex Randall, Big Texan.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Canyon trip itinerary site .

Drive from Lubbock to Canyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Canyon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Canyon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Caprock Canyons State Park
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Caprock Canyons State Park ©
Caprock Canyons State Park
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park ©
Palo Duro Canyon State Park

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