19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Williams
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Socorro
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
7
South Padre Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h
8
Oklahoma City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Fayetteville

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at The Neon Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Las Vegas. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in December, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Titanic ©
Titanic
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
night
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 (Sun): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and then appreciate the history behind Powell Point. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
On the 18th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Ash Fork Historical Society Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Bearizona Wildlife Park, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, and finally learn about winemaking at Grand Canyon Wine Company. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Historic Downtown and Railroad District and then trek along Lockett Meadow.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Williams trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Painted Desert, Ash Fork Historical Society Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Ash Fork Historical Society Museum ©
Ash Fork Historical Society Museum

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 20th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Montezuma Well. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at V-Bar-V Heritage Site, then get engrossed in the history at Jerome State Historic Park, and then wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sedona trip planner .

You can drive from Williams to Sedona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Williams in December, things will get a bit warmer in Sedona: highs are around 54°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rimrock, Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Jerome State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Montezuma Well ©
Montezuma Well
V-Bar-V Heritage Site ©
V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood

2
nights
Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Mineralogical Museum, then view the masterpieces at Vertu Fine Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, and finally steep yourself in history at White Sands Missile Range Trinity Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): see the sky in a new way at National Radio Astronomy Observatory, play a few rounds at New Mexico Tech Golf Course, and then don't miss a visit to Socorro Historic Plaza.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Socorro travel planner.

Drive from Sedona to Socorro in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sedona in December since evenings lows in Socorro dip to 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Socorro

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Vertu Fine Art Gallery ©
Vertu Fine Art Gallery
New Mexico Tech Golf Course ©
New Mexico Tech Golf Course

3
nights
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.
On the 25th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, take an in-depth tour of Bradbury Science Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Valles Caldera National Preserve.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe online trip maker .

Drive from Socorro to Santa Fe in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Socorro in December, with highs in Santa Fe at 45°F and lows at 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bradbury Science Museum, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture
Bradbury Science Museum ©
Bradbury Science Museum

3
nights
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
On the 28th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then witness the site of a historic battle at Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Children’s Museum of Brownsville.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island trip planner .

Getting from Santa Fe to South Padre Island by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, South Padre Island is much warmer than Santa Fe - with highs of 70°F and lows of 60°F. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brownsville
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.

3
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 31st (Mon), examine the collection at Toy and Action Figure Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Martin Park Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Stafford Air & Space Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon State Park, and then don't miss a visit to National Stockyard Exchange.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City online road trip planner .

Getting from South Padre Island to Oklahoma City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from South Padre Island in December, you will find days in Oklahoma City are slightly colder (51°F), and nights are colder (31°F). On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Red Rock Canyon State Park, Stafford Air & Space Museum, Toy and Action Figure Museum
Highlights from your plan
Martin Park Nature Center ©
Martin Park Nature Center
Bricktown ©
Bricktown
Stafford Air & Space Museum ©
Stafford Air & Space Museum

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