19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 4 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Shop till you drop at LA Farmers' Market and The Grove. Mission San Juan Capistrano and Petersen Automotive Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum (in Yorba Linda). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, see the interesting displays at The Nethercutt Collection, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point, then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and finally get great views at Navajo Point. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C, while lows dip to -11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Let the collections at Clark Planetarium and Church History Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Temple Square and Assembly Hall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, hit the slopes at Woodward Park City, examine the collection at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and hike along Lake Blanche Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 8.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Salt Lake City, with highs around 4°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Woodward Park City ©
Woodward Park City

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Dallas

Dallas ©

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 inner history buff will appreciate Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and Western Heights Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nasher Sculpture Center and Old Red Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum, and stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dallas online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Dallas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in December, with highs in Dallas at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Frontiers of Flight Museum ©
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve ©
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cockrell Butterfly Center and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Appreciate the collections at Houston Museum District and Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. When in Houston, make a side trip to see Nana's Attic in League City, approximately League City away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, see the interesting displays at Lone Star Flight Museum, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History, and take in nature's colorful creations at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Houston trip planner.

Getting from Dallas to Houston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in December: high temperatures in Houston hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge ©
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

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