19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Houston
— 2 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad
— 2 nights
4
Socorro
— 1 night
5
Phoenix
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museum of the Gulf Coast and Memorial City Mall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glenwood Cemetery and Barrington Living History Farm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica (in Beaumont), High Island (Boy Scouts Wood Sanctuary & Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary) and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (in Anahuac). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, learn about all things military at Lone Star Flight Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakewood Church, and grab your bike and head to Double Lake Recreation Area.

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Christchurch, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Houston is minus 18 hours. In January, Houston is slightly colder than Christchurch - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

High Island, Montgomery, Saint Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Double Lake Recreation Area, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary ©
Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary ©
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art, visit Dallas Arts District, then have fun and explore at Rainbow Vomit, then get a new perspective on nature at Texas Discovery Gardens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Trinity Forest Adventure Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Mosaic Madness, browse for treasures at Dove's Nest Gifts, then get to know the fascinating history of Cultural District, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Ridge Preserve managed by Audubon Dallas., and finally visit Knox-Henderson.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas vacation planning app.

You can drive from Houston to Dallas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in January, expect Dallas to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waxahachie, Cultural District
Highlights from your plan
Crow Collection of Asian Art ©
Crow Collection of Asian Art
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park ©
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
Dallas Arts District ©
Dallas Arts District

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Carlsbad is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Eddy House, explore the activities along Pecos River Flume, stroll around Brantley Lake State Park, get a dose of the wild on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Slaughter Canyon Cave, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area, cruise along Walnut Canyon Desert Drive, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rattlesnake Springs, then browse the collection at Artesia Public Library, and finally admire the sheer force of Sitting Bull Falls.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Dallas to Carlsbad with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in January, Carlsbad is a bit cooler at night with lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Socorro.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Artesia Public Library
Highlights from your plan
Slaughter Canyon Cave ©
Slaughter Canyon Cave
Sitting Bull Falls ©
Sitting Bull Falls
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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Socorro

Socorro ©
Socorro is a city in Socorro County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at NRAO Very Large Array, get engrossed in the history at El Camino Real International Heritage Center, contemplate the long history of Fort Craig National Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old San Miguel Mission, then get a new perspective on nature at Mineralogical Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Socorro Historic Plaza.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Socorro online vacation builder.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Socorro in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Carlsbad in January, you will find days in Socorro are a bit cooler (12°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Socorro

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Craig National Historic Site ©
Fort Craig National Historic Site
Old San Miguel Mission ©
Old San Miguel Mission
Socorro Historic Plaza ©
Socorro Historic Plaza

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get a sense of the local culture at Phoenix Police Museum and Martin Auto Museum. For shopping fun, head to Phoenix Convention Center & Venues or Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Siphon Draw Trail (in Apache Junction), Scottsdale (Sunrise Peak Trail & Brown's Ranch Trailhead) and McDowell Mountain Regional Park (in Fountain Hills). There's lots more to do: hike along Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apache Wash Trailhead, identify plant and animal life at Hassayampa River Preserve, and play a few rounds at Rancho Manana Golf Club.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Socorro to Phoenix with the Route module. Traveling from Socorro in January, expect Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Wickenburg, Cave Creek, Siphon Draw Trail, Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail ©
Hieroglyphic Canyon Trail
Spur Cross Ranch ©
Spur Cross Ranch
Hassayampa River Preserve ©
Hassayampa River Preserve

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Las Vegas Fight Shop, look for all kinds of wild species at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Nelson Ghost Town, then view the masterpieces at Art of Richard MacDonald, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Rock Trail, and finally explore and take pictures at Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Guardian Angel Cathedral, view the masterpieces at The Gallery at Aria, do sightseeing your way with The Liberace Museum Collection, then examine the collection at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Clark County Wetlands Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Clark County Heritage Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas. Traveling from Phoenix in January, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Henderson, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mt. Charleston Scenic Byway, Nelson Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
The Auto Collections ©
The Auto Collections
Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve ©
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Cabot's Pueblo Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Nethercutt Collection and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ontario Mills (in Ontario), Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, stop by The Last Bookstore, take a stroll through Old Pasadena, and gain insight at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ontario Mills, Old Pasadena, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Santa Monica Mountains, Cabot's Pueblo Museum
Highlights from your plan
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ©
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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