18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Tucumcari
— 1 night
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Petrified Forest National Park
— 2 nights
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Winslow
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 1 night
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Tombstone
— 2 nights
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Las Cruces
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 3 nights
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Roswell
— 3 nights
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Tucumcari

— 1 night
Tucumcari is a city in and the county seat of Quay County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum and Natural Sciences Laboratory, stop by Tee Pee Curios, and then make a trip to Murals of Tucumcari.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tucumcari holiday builder site.

Norman to Tucumcari is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also 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. In January, daytime highs in Tucumcari are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Tucumcari

Museums · Shopping

Petrified Forest National Park

— 2 nights
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Painted Desert Inn and then don't miss a visit to Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): trek along Crystal Forest Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Rainbow Forest, and then learn more about the world around you at Rainbow Forest Museum.

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Traveling by car from Tucumcari to Petrified Forest National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Tucumcari in January, things will get a bit cooler in Petrified Forest National Park: highs are around 45°F and lows about 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Winslow

Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Winslow trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Winslow takes 2 hours. While traveling from Petrified Forest National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Winslow, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 20°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Winslow

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Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Helicopters. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Mather Point.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Winslow to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Winslow in January, things will get slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 44°F and lows about 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Oak Creek Canyon and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Tombstone.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Nature

Tombstone

— 2 nights

Town Too Tough to Die

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): do a tasting at Silver Strike Winery, look for gifts at Arlene's S.W. Silver & Gold, get engrossed in the history at O.K. Corral, then see the interesting displays at Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, then take an in-depth tour of Tombstone's Historama, and finally make a trip to Bird Cage Theatre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tombstone travel route tool.

Getting from Sedona to Tombstone by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Sedona in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tombstone: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Cruces.

Things to do in Tombstone

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

Las Cruces

— 2 nights
Las Cruces, also known as "The City of the Crosses", is the seat of Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Albino Church and then contemplate the long history of Old Mesilla Village. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Dripping Springs Natural Area, learn more about the world around you at New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, then gain insight at New Mexico State University, and finally don't miss a visit to Recycled Roadrunner Sculpture.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Cruces trip planner.

You can drive from Tombstone to Las Cruces in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tombstone in January: high temperatures in Las Cruces hover around 55°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Las Cruces

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

— 3 nights
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, Head underground at Big Room, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park travel route site.

Traveling by car from Las Cruces to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In January in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 28°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Roswell.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Roswell

— 3 nights
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Roswell: Street Sculptures (in Artesia), Lincoln State Monument (in Lincoln) and Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (in Carlsbad). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at International UFO Museum and Research Center, stop by Alien Zone Area 51, get in on the family fun at Roswell Space Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Bottomless Lakes State Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Roswell using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Roswell takes 3 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Roswell can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

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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.