16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Redding
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mojave
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Tucson
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
6
El Paso
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Fort Worth
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Biloxi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Natchez
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Vicksburg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Tupelo
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
13
Wichita
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Redding

1
night
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 (Fri): examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip website .

Redding to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. December in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Titanic ©
Titanic

1
night
Mojave

Mojave
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): trek along Mojave Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mojave day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Mojave takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Mojave

Outdoors Parks Trails

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch and then stroll through Ryan Mountain.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Joshua Tree National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Mojave to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. December in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

1
day
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, then stop by See's Candies, and then take in the exciting artwork at Grey Wolf Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Phoenix travel route tool .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in December, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 68°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
See's Candies ©
See's Candies

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the architecture and history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, see the interesting displays at Pima Air & Space Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Etherton Gallery. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Titan Missile Museum, view the masterpieces at Madaras Gallery, and then take in the exciting artwork at Del Sol International Shops.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tucson tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Phoenix to Tucson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Phoenix in December since evenings lows in Tucson dip to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Titan Missile Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Titan Missile Museum ©
Titan Missile Museum
Pima Air and Space Museum ©
Pima Air and Space Museum

1
night
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. On the 28th (Fri), brush up on your military savvy at War Eagles Air Museum, then admire all the interesting features of San Jacinto Plaza, then steep yourself in history at YDSP Tigua Indian Cultural Center and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Paso vacation planner.

Getting from Tucson to El Paso by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tucson in December: high temperatures in El Paso hover around 60°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

War Eagles Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
War Eagles Air Museum ©
War Eagles Air Museum
San Jacinto Plaza ©
San Jacinto Plaza

1
day
Fort Worth

Fort Worth ©
Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then shop like a local with Sundance Square.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Worth itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from El Paso to Fort Worth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from El Paso to Fort Worth is 1 hour. Traveling from El Paso in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 42°F in Fort Worth. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Biloxi.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sundance Square ©
Sundance Square

1
night
Biloxi

Biloxi ©
A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Historic Redding House, try to win big at Beau Rivage Casino, then shop like a local with Shearwater Pottery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloxi tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Fort Worth to Biloxi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Biloxi when traveling from Fort Worth in December, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Biloxi

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Shearwater Pottery
Highlights from your plan
The Historic Redding House ©
The Historic Redding House
Beau Rivage Casino ©
Beau Rivage Casino
Shearwater Pottery ©
Shearwater Pottery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, view the masterpieces at Gallery Orange, look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre, take in the exciting artwork at Hemmerling Gallery of Southern Art, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and finally examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker .

You can drive from Biloxi to New Orleans in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Biloxi in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Natchez.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jamie Hayes Gallery ©
Jamie Hayes Gallery
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World ©
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World
Lafayette Cemetery No.1 ©
Lafayette Cemetery No.1

1
night
Natchez

Natchez ©
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Darby's Famous Fudge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Presbyterian Church, make a trip to Longwood, then contemplate the long history of Mount Locust Inn & Plantation, and finally make a trip to Choctaw Hall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Natchez road trip tool .

Getting from New Orleans to Natchez by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Natchez when traveling from New Orleans in December, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Vicksburg.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Longwood ©
Longwood
First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church
Choctaw Hall ©
Choctaw Hall

1
night
Vicksburg

Vicksburg ©
Vicksburg is the only city and county seat of Warren County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, then shop like a local with Attic Gallery, then take in the history at Vicksburg National Military Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Trinity.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Vicksburg journey maker app .

You can drive from Natchez to Vicksburg in 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Vicksburg are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tupelo.

Things to do in Vicksburg

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
The Church of the Holy Trinity ©
The Church of the Holy Trinity

1
night
Tupelo

Tupelo ©
Tupelo is the county seat and the largest city of Lee County, Mississippi. On the 3rd (Thu), stop by Tupelo Hardware Company, then contemplate the long history of Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum, and then cruise along Natchez Trace Pkwy.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tupelo day trip planning app .

You can drive from Vicksburg to Tupelo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vicksburg in January: highs in Tupelo hover around 52°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Tupelo

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum ©
Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo Hardware Company ©
Tupelo Hardware Company

1
day
Wichita

Wichita ©
Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. On the 4th (Fri), look for gifts at Nifty Nut House, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Paramount Antique Mall, and finally do a tasting at Grace Hill Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Wichita road trip website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Tupelo to Wichita in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tupelo in January, with highs in Wichita at 46°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Wichita

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grace Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Nifty Nut House ©
Nifty Nut House
Grace Hill Winery ©
Grace Hill Winery

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.
On the 5th (Sat), stop by Blue Portal, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and then learn more about the world around you at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque day trip site .

You can fly from Wichita to Albuquerque in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Wichita to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. January in Albuquerque sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 26°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Blue Portal ©
Blue Portal

Similar Plans

18 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA March, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in San Francisco & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in San Francisco, Los Angeles & Las Vegas BY A USER FROM HUNGARY November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM ITALY August, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans