18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Dallas
— 2 nights
2
Houston
— 1 day
3
Austin
— 1 night
4
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
5
Alamogordo
— 1 night
6
Albuquerque
— Few hours
7
Pueblo of Acoma
— Few hours
8
Gallup
— 1 night
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
11
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
12
Santa Ana
— 1 night
13
Los Angeles
— 1 night
14
Monterey
— 1 night
15
San Francisco
— 1 night
16
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
17
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
19
Las Vegas
— 1 day
20
Santa Fe
— 1 night
21
Dallas
— 1 night

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Dallas

Dallas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, examine the collection at Frontiers of Flight Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at Crow Collection of Asian Art, thenadmire the masterpieces at Nasher Sculpture Center, and finally look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dallas itinerary planning website.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Dallas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in January, expect Dallas to be cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park ©
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
Frontiers of Flight Museum ©
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Crow Collection of Asian Art ©
Crow Collection of Asian Art

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Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, get curious at Cockrell Butterfly Center, thenadmire the masterpieces at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Houston road trip site.

Traveling by car from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, Houston is somewhat warmer than Dallas - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Rainey Street and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Texas State Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Austin online journey planner.

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Austin, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Austin

Nightlife Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Cemetery ©
Texas State Cemetery

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
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.
On the 14th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, thenget a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carlsbad Caverns National Park road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Austin to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Austin in January, with highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Alamogordo.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

1
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Alamogordo

Alamogordo
Alamogordo is the seat of Otero County, New Mexico, United States. To find out how to plan a trip to Alamogordo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Alamogordo in 3.5 hours. January in Alamogordo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Alamogordo

Parks Museums Nature

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife West Nature Park.

Before you visit Albuquerque, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Alamogordo to Albuquerque takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Alamogordo in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Albuquerque: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pueblo of Acoma.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tinkertown Museum, Wildlife West Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Tinkertown Museum ©
Tinkertown Museum
Wildlife West Nature Park ©
Wildlife West Nature Park

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Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Acoma
To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pueblo of Acoma online attractions planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Pueblo of Acoma by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Albuquerque in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Pueblo of Acoma, with lows around °C. You'll set off for Gallup on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Pueblo of Acoma

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

1
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Gallup

Gallup
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States, with a population of 21,678 as of the 2010 census. To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gallup day trip site.

You can drive from Pueblo of Acoma to Gallup in 1.5 hours. January in Gallup sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Gallup

Museums Shopping Parks

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Grand Canyon National Park

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 16th (Thu): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Gallup to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Nature Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum

1
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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): hike along Split Rock and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

Plan a Joshua Tree National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Joshua Tree National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Ana.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View

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Santa Ana

Santa Ana ©
Santa Ana is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center and then get engrossed in the history at Bowers Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Santa Ana trip planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Ana in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in January, expect Santa Ana to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Ana

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Bowers Museum ©
Bowers Museum
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

You can drive from Santa Ana to Los Angeles in an hour. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, Monterey is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, thenvisit Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary builder.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 21st (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Badger Pass Ski Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Big Stump Basin and then fly down the slopes at Diamond Peak.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation builder website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Thu) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Diamond Peak
Highlights from your plan
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly Falls

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park vacation builder.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In January in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Santa Fe. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: highs in Santa Fe hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You'll set off for Dallas on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Outdoors Tours

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Dallas

Dallas ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Crow Collection of Asian Art, steep yourself in history at Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Rainbow Vomit. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Old Red Museum, thenstop by Wild Bill's Western Store, thenexamine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and finally stroll the grounds of Pioneer Park Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Dallas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Fe in January, with highs in Dallas at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Perot Museum of Nature and Science ©
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park ©
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
Crow Collection of Asian Art ©
Crow Collection of Asian Art

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