17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Capitan
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Show Low
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Prescott
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
Winslow
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Boulder City
— 3 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Capitan

Capitan ©
Capitan is a village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, United States, located north of the Lincoln National Forest between the Capitan and Sacramento Mountains at an elevation of 6,530 feet (1,990 m). On the 8th (Fri), stroll through Smokey Bear Historical Park and then appreciate the history behind Lincoln State Monument.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Capitan road trip planning tool .

Dallas to Capitan is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dallas to Capitan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in March: high temperatures in Capitan hover around 59°F and lows are around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Capitan

Parks

Side Trip

Lincoln State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Smokey Bear Historical Park ©
Smokey Bear Historical Park

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Rainbow Forest and then trek along Blue Mesa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park online itinerary planner .

Getting from Capitan to Petrified Forest National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Capitan in March since evenings lows in Petrified Forest National Park dip to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Show Low.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Crystal Forest Trail ©
Crystal Forest Trail
Painted Desert Inn ©
Painted Desert Inn

1
night
Show Low

Show Low is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Show Low trip planner .

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Show Low in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Show Low can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Show Low

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pinetop-Lakeside
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
White Mountain Nature Center ©
White Mountain Nature Center
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area ©
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then stop by Cocopah.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sedona vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Show Low to Sedona in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Show Low in March, with highs in Sedona at 67°F and lows at 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Sedona

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Cocopah ©
Cocopah

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 13th (Wed), get impressive views of Wupatki National Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff travel tool .

Getting from Sedona to Flagstaff by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sedona in March, expect nights in Flagstaff to be colder, around 25°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Prescott.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

1
night
Prescott

Prescott ©
Traditional Western attractions in Prescott include rodeos, wooden whiskey saloons, and quirky independent stores selling unique souvenirs.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Watson Lake, then take in the pleasant sights at Yavapai County Courthouse Square, then steep yourself in history at Downtown Historic Area, and finally explore by horseback at Lynx Lake Recreation Area.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Prescott holiday website .

Drive from Flagstaff to Prescott in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Flagstaff in March, expect Prescott to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Prescott

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Watson Lake ©
Watson Lake
Downtown Historic Area ©
Downtown Historic Area
Yavapai County Courthouse Square ©
Yavapai County Courthouse Square

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night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Hualapai Mountain Park, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Route 66 Museum, and then sample the fine beverages at Desert Diamond Distillery.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kingman vacation planning app .

You can drive from Prescott to Kingman in 2.5 hours. In March in Kingman, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Desert Diamond Distillery ©
Desert Diamond Distillery

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Kingman to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally get your game on at The Roller Coaster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Winslow.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Rock Art Canyon Ranch, examine the collection at Old Trails Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at 9/11 Remembrance Garden, and finally explore the striking landscape at Meteor Crater. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by ARIZONA 66 Trading Company and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Standin' on the Corner Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Winslow tour builder website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Winslow in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in March, expect nights in Winslow to be cooler, around 32°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boulder City.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park
Old Trails Museum ©
Old Trails Museum

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nights
Boulder City

Boulder City ©
A desert town with an interesting history, Boulder City was created by the United States government in 1931 to provide housing for workers building the Hoover Dam, a famous Depression-era project.
On the 21st (Thu), appreciate the history behind Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Mouse's Tank, and finally make a trip to Atlatl Rock. On the next day, see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, take in the views from Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Boulder City road trip site .

Getting from Winslow to Boulder City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Winslow in March: high temperatures in Boulder City hover around 74°F and lows are around 50°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boulder City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Overton, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Mouse's Tank ©
Mouse's Tank

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