17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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

Route & dates

17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Durango
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
6
Breckenridge
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
7
Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  7​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 29th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Heard Museum and then examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Boyce Thompson Arboretum and then explore the stunning scenery at Three Mile Wash.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Phoenix road trip planner.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Phoenix is minus 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Phoenix reach 82°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Phoenix

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Three Mile Wash, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

3
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.
Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Phoenix to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in March, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are little chillier, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Fort Mohave and see Willow Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, and see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally delve into the distant past at Cliff Palace. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Park Point, then hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Prater Ridge Trail.

Plan my day in Mesa Verde National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Mesa Verde National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Mesa Verde National Park: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 29°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Durango.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Scenic Aperture Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Animas Museum, then stroll through The Colorado Trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Toh-Atin Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durango journey website .

Traveling by car from Mesa Verde National Park to Durango takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Durango

Museums Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Animas Museum ©
Animas Museum
The Colorado Trail ©
The Colorado Trail
Toh-Atin Gallery ©
Toh-Atin Gallery

1
night
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 10th (Wed), ski along the peaceful trails at Sally Barber Mine Trail, hit the slopes at Blue River Sports, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Vail Mountain Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Breckenridge holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Durango to Breckenridge takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Durango, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Breckenridge, ranging from highs of 35°F to lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sally Barber Mine Trail, Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Sally Barber Mine Trail ©
Sally Barber Mine Trail

3
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Let the collections at Museum of Northwest Colorado and Wyman Living History Museum capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Steamboat Ski Resort and Holy Name Catholic Church. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, and hit the slopes at Steamboat Powdercats.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Steamboat Springs travel planning tool .

Getting from Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Breckenridge in April, things will get a bit warmer in Steamboat Springs: highs are around 52°F and lows about 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Craig
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

Similar Plans

19 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 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 Los Angeles, Long Beach & San Diego BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park & West Coast BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in Las Vegas BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in San Francisco, San Diego & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans