17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Durango
— 1 night
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Denver
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, then stroll through Greystone Mansion and Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning tool.

Tampa to Los Angeles is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tampa to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in January, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Palm Springs

On the 17th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway, look for all kinds of wild species at Coachella Valley Preserve, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs online attractions planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): trek along Ryan Mountain, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, and then contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, Joshua Tree National Park is slightly colder than Palm Springs - with highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Strip. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 52°F and lows reach 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Trails · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 24th (Sun), get great views at Paria View, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, then hike along Rim Trail, and finally take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park journey planning app.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, things will get slightly colder in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 36°F and lows about 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

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Grand Canyon National Park

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 44°F and lows at 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 27th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Red Rock State Park, and then stroll around Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Durango.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
On the 29th (Fri), take a memorable tour with Durango Dog Ranch and then stroll through The Snowbike Experience.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Durango tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Durango in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Sedona, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Durango, ranging from highs of 38°F to lows of 10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports

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Keystone

Keystone is a census-designated place (CDP) in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Sat), hike along French Gulch and then cast your line with Alpine Fishing Adventures.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Keystone holiday builder app.

Fly from Durango to Keystone in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Durango in January, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Keystone: temperatures range from 17°F by day to 7°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Keystone

Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Denver road trip site.

Traveling by car from Keystone to Denver takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Keystone in January, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Denver: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 21°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side 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.