18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Steamboat Springs
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Pagosa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mesa Verde National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Ski Resort. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Fish Creek Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Strawberry Park Hot Springs, then admire the masterpieces at Steamboat Art Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Steamboat Art Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs online route planner .

New York City to Steamboat Springs is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Steamboat Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Steamboat Springs when traveling from New York City in March, with lows around 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs

2
nights
Breckenridge

Breckenridge ©
Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 31st (Sun), trek along Sally Barber Mine Trail, see the interesting displays at Barney Ford Victorian House, then get your bearings at Breckenridge Welcome Center, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vail Mountain Resort. On your second day here, fly down the slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Breckenridge trip builder app .

Traveling by bus from Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in March, you will find days in Breckenridge are little chillier (33°F), and nights are about the same (19°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Pagosa Springs.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Sally Barber Mine Trail, Vail Mountain Resort
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Breckenridge Ski Resort ©
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Sally Barber Mine Trail ©
Sally Barber Mine Trail

2
nights
Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs ©
Pagosa Springs is a municipality that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in, Archuleta County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), stroll through Wolf Creek Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at San Juan Historical Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the exciting artwork at Two Old Crows, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reservoir Hill Park.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pagosa Springs online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Breckenridge to Pagosa Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car. Traveling from Breckenridge in April, you will find days in Pagosa Springs are much warmer (57°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (29°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Pagosa Springs

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Wolf Creek Ski Resort ©
Wolf Creek Ski Resort
Reservoir Hill Park ©
Reservoir Hill Park
San Juan Historical Museum ©
San Juan Historical Museum

2
nights
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Far View Sites, delve into the distant past at Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, and finally steep yourself in history at Cliff Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Park Point, then hike along Spruce Canyon Trail, and then stroll through Prater Ridge Trail.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mesa Verde National Park driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Pagosa Springs to Mesa Verde National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pagosa Springs in April: highs in Mesa Verde National Park hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. Appreciate the collections at Pinball Hall of Fame and The Neon Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mesa Verde National Park to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mesa Verde National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in April, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are much hotter (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms

3
nights
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.
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and stroll through Will Rogers State Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

4
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Visiting Three Mile Wash and Boyce Thompson Arboretum will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum and Musical Instrument Museum. Step out of Phoenix to go to Roosevelt and see Tonto National Monument, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Heard Museum and see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Phoenix itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in Phoenix reach 88°F and lows reach 62°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Roosevelt, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Boyce Thompson Arboretum ©
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Heard Museum ©
Heard Museum
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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