17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
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Austin
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Canyon
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Monahans
— 3 nights
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El Paso
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Tucson
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Phoenix
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Winslow
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles
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Houston

Bayou City

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.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston online attractions planner.

Austin to Houston is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 5th (Tue), get great views at Mount Bonnell, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and then deepen your understanding at University of Texas at Austin. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Austin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to Austin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Houston in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Austin, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Canyon.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

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Canyon

Canyon is a city in, and the county seat of, Randall County, Texas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Combine City, get to know the fascinating history of Lighthouse Trail, then explore the ancient world of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, and finally explore by horseback at Old West Stables. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of life in the country at Elkins Ranch, then see the interesting displays at Armstrong County Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, and finally make a trip to Tex Randall, Big Texan.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyon trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Austin to Canyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in January, with highs in Canyon at 13°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Monahans.

Things to do in Canyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Monahans

Monahans is a city in and the county seat of Ward County, Texas, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Monahans: Roy Orbison Museum (in Wink), Fort Stockton (Giant Road Runner & Annie Riggs Memorial Museum) and Balmorhea State Park (in Toyahvale). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at West of The Pecos Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Monahans Sandhills State Park, and don't miss a visit to Million Barrel Museum - Giant Oil Tank.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Monahans route builder site.

You can drive from Canyon to Monahans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Canyon in January, expect nights in Monahans to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Monahans

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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El Paso

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Scenic Drive - Overlook, then see the interesting displays at National Border Patrol Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at San Jacinto Plaza. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at El Paso Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our El Paso trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Monahans to El Paso takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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Tucson

Old Pueblo

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 14th (Thu): admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac, see the interesting displays at Pima Air and Space Museum, and then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tucson travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from El Paso to Tucson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, Tucson is a bit warmer than El Paso - with highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planning site.

Getting from Tucson to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Phoenix can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Parks

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Winslow

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. On the 16th (Sat), stroll around First Street Pathway Park, then explore the galleries of Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum, then delve into the distant past at Homolovi State Park, and finally stroll around Little Painted Desert County Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Winslow trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Winslow takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Phoenix, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Winslow, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Winslow to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Winslow in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.