18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Paso
— 1 night
Fly
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College Station
— 1 night
Drive
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Dallas
— 5 nights
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Phoenix

— 3 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Step out of Phoenix with an excursion to Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ in Gilbert--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix, get interesting insight from Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Phoenix, use our trip itinerary maker.

Charlotte to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Charlotte to Phoenix. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in May: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 93°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Sedona

— 3 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Sedona is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, and trek along Airport Mesa.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

Drive from Phoenix to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 78°F and lows are around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Moab online trip maker.

Getting from Sedona to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Sedona in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Moab. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 10th (Mon).

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Moab in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F and lows are around 33°F. You'll set off for Albuquerque on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors
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Albuquerque

— 2 nights

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Albuquerque in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Albuquerque hover around 77°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to El Paso.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

El Paso

— 1 night
To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Paso visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to El Paso takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in May, with highs in El Paso at 87°F and lows at 60°F. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to College Station.

Things to do in El Paso

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

College Station

— 1 night
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. Your day by day itinerary now includes George Bush Presidential Library and Museum as well as Kyle Field.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our College Station trip planner.

Getting from El Paso to College Station by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from El Paso to College Station due to the time zone difference. May in College Station sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Dallas.

Things to do in College Station

Museums

Dallas

— 5 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Six Flags Over Texas, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and other attractions you added.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from College Station to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Dallas, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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.