16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newport Beach
plane:  4​h 30​min
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Tucson
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Tombstone
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Carlsbad
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
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Austin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Montgomery
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
8
Covington
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Carbondale
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Cape Girardeau
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Russellville
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Hot Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Las Vegas
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  3​h
End: Newport Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Franklin Auto Museum and then examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.

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Newport Beach to Tucson is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Newport Beach to Tucson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newport Beach in December, plan for little chillier nights in Tucson, with lows around 41°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tombstone.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Franklin Auto Museum ©
Franklin Auto Museum

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Tombstone

Tombstone ©
Founded in 1877 as a mining camp, Tombstone became one of the most storied towns of the "Wild West." As one of the last frontier boomtowns in the United States, Tombstone prospered between 1880 and 1890, attracting cattle rustlers and outlaws.
On the 26th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama and then learn about winemaking at Silver Strike Winery.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tombstone driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Tombstone in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Tombstone

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Silver Strike Winery ©
Silver Strike Winery
Tombstone's Historama ©
Tombstone's Historama

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): walk around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area and then contemplate the long history of Eddy House.

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Drive from Tombstone to Carlsbad in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tombstone in December since evenings lows in Carlsbad dip to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks Historic Sites

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Radha Madhav Dham, then see the interesting displays at Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Austin itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Carlsbad to Austin. Traveling from Carlsbad to Austin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Carlsbad in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Austin: highs are around 64°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Radha Madhav Dham ©
Radha Madhav Dham
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Heritage Society, contemplate the long history of Sam Houston Park, and then contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, explore the world behind art at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Houston, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Heritage Society ©
The Heritage Society
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum ©
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Our Sacred Stories, then steep yourself in history at Gallier House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old St. Patrick's Church, see the interesting displays at The House of Dance and Feathers, then get engrossed in the history at Le Musee de f.p.c., and finally steep yourself in history at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans visit planning app .

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 a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montgomery.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
Gallier House ©
Gallier House
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church ©
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church

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Montgomery

Montgomery ©
Montgomery is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Court Square, appreciate the history behind Hank Williams Statue, and then take an in-depth tour of Equal Justice Initiative.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montgomery trip site .

You can drive from New Orleans to Montgomery in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in January since evenings lows in Montgomery dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Covington.

Things to do in Montgomery

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Equal Justice Initiative ©
Equal Justice Initiative
Hank Williams Statue ©
Hank Williams Statue

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Covington

Covington ©
Covington is a city in central Tipton County, Tennessee, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to The Veterans' Museum and Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School. West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and National Bird Dog Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Covington's surroundings by going to Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge (in Stanton) and Ames Plantation (in Grand Junction). It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Mid South Military Museum.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Covington day trip app .

Getting from Montgomery to Covington by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Montgomery in January, with highs in Covington at 48°F and lows at 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carbondale.

Things to do in Covington

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Brownsville, Grand Junction, Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, Mid South Military Museum, The Veterans' Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Veterans' Museum ©
The Veterans' Museum
West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center ©
National Bird Dog Museum ©
National Bird Dog Museum

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Carbondale

Carbondale ©
Carbondale is a city in Jackson County, Illinois, United States, within the Southern Illinois region informally known as "Little Egypt." The city developed from 1853 because of the stimulation of railroad construction into the area. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for gifts at Rendleman Orchards and then do a tasting at Hickory Ridge Vineyard.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Carbondale trip app .

Getting from Covington to Carbondale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Covington in January: high temperatures in Carbondale hover around 41°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Carbondale

Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Hickory Ridge Vineyard, Rendleman Orchards
Highlights from your plan
Hickory Ridge Vineyard ©
Hickory Ridge Vineyard
Rendleman Orchards ©
Rendleman Orchards

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Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau ©
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Crisp Museum and then make a trip to Rhodes World's Largest Cup.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cape Girardeau online itinerary planner .

Getting from Carbondale to Cape Girardeau by car takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Russellville.

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Crisp Museum ©
Crisp Museum

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Russellville

Russellville
Russellville is the county seat and largest city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States, with a population of 27,920, according to the 2010 Census. To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Russellville trip planner .

You can drive from Cape Girardeau to Russellville in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cape Girardeau in January, you will find days in Russellville are somewhat warmer (50°F), and nights are about the same (28°F). You'll set off for Hot Springs on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Russellville

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Explore hidden gems such as Tiny Town and Mountain Valley Spring Water Visitor Center & Museum. Get some cultural insight at The Winery of Hot Springs and Old State House Museum. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Promenade, enjoy breathtaking views from Hot Springs Mountain, stop by Bathhouse Soapery, and admire the landmark architecture of Medical Arts Building.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hot Springs trip planner .

You can drive from Russellville to Hot Springs in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in January, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Woodlands Auditorium, Old State House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Tiny Town ©
Tiny Town

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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.
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Hot Springs to Albuquerque takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Hot Springs to Albuquerque. Traveling from Hot Springs in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Albuquerque, with lows around 26°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks Outdoors Museums

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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 10th (Fri): have fun at The Little Vegas Chapel.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albuquerque in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Little Vegas Chapel ©
The Little Vegas Chapel