20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
3
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
5
Dallas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Christchurch


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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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, historic sites, childrens museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Chandelier Tree, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, get lost in a book at Los Angeles Central Library, and gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lake Hollywood Park ©
Lake Hollywood Park
The Chandelier Tree ©
The Chandelier Tree
America Tropical Interpretive Center ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, have some family-friendly fun at Top Shot Las Vegas, then enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, and finally take in a show at Alibi Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center and then head outdoors with Green Valley Range.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Nightlife Museums

Side Trip

Green Valley Range
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas Shooting Center ©
Las Vegas Shooting Center
The Little Vegas Chapel ©
The Little Vegas Chapel
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods

3
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catalina State Park and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. There's still lots to do: get great views at Gates Pass, delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tucson route planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Tucson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Tucson due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Catalina State Park ©
Catalina State Park
Gates Pass ©
Gates Pass
Saguaro National Park ©
Saguaro National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, admire the natural beauty at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum. On the next day, explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in January, things will get colder in Santa Fe: highs are around 7°C and lows about -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Dallas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ski Santa Fe ©
Ski Santa Fe
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
New Mexico Museum of Art ©
New Mexico Museum of Art

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chandor Gardens and Pioneer Park Cemetery. When in Dallas, make a side trip to see Founder's Plaza Observation Area in Irving, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Trinity River Audubon Center, stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, examine the collection at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, and get lost in a book at Half Price Books.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Fe to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Founder's Plaza Observation Area, Chandor Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Chandor Gardens ©
Chandor Gardens
Trinity River Audubon Center ©
Trinity River Audubon Center
Pioneer Park Cemetery ©
Pioneer Park Cemetery

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wolf Creek Park and Glenwood Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Barrington Living History Farm (in Washington) and Brenham (Antique Rose Emporium & Toubin Park). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Lone Star Flight Museum, stroll around Smither Park, examine the collection at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Houston trip planner .

Getting from Dallas to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in January: high temperatures in Houston hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brenham, Wolf Creek Park, Barrington Living History Farm
Highlights from your plan
Antique Rose Emporium ©
Antique Rose Emporium
Wolf Creek Park ©
Wolf Creek Park
Barrington Living History Farm ©
Barrington Living History Farm

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