15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Scottsdale
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Dinosaur
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Badlands National Park
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Attractions like Griffith Observatory and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and explore and take pictures at Staples Center.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit app .

Charlotte to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 74°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Desert Botanical Garden and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. When in Scottsdale, make a side trip to see Horseback Riding Tours in Phoenix, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, meet the residents at Phoenix Zoo, and make a trip to On The Edge Gallery.

Before you visit Scottsdale, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Scottsdale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Scottsdale due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Scottsdale, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Dinosaur.

Things to do in Scottsdale

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Phoenix, Boyce Thompson Arboretum
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum

1
day
Dinosaur

Dinosaur ©
Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Harper's Corner and then delve into the distant past at Dinosaur National Monument.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dinosaur trip planner .

Getting from Scottsdale to Dinosaur by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Scottsdale in March: high temperatures in Dinosaur hover around 55°F and lows are around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Dinosaur

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails
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Dinosaur National Monument ©
Dinosaur National Monument

1
day
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug, then take some stellar pictures from Pinnacles Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and finally take a memorable drive along Loop Road.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Badlands National Park tour app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dinosaur to Badlands National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Badlands National Park when traveling from Dinosaur in March, with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

#Outdoors, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Wall Drug
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Wall Drug ©
Wall Drug
Pinnacles Overlook ©
Pinnacles Overlook

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kids will enjoy Nickelodeon Universe and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Go for a jaunt from Minneapolis to Hastings to see Extreme Sandbox about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Mall of America, have fun at Target Field, admire the striking features of Minneapolis City Hall, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Badlands National Park to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Badlands National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Minneapolis: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Extreme Sandbox, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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