20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Tucson
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Santa Fe
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Dallas
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Houston
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita and Ghost & Vampire Tours. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, get lost in a book at Los Angeles Central Library, and make a trip to Hollywood Bowl Overlook.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. January in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, then have some family-friendly fun at Top Shot Las Vegas, and then enjoy the dining and entertainment 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 get outside with Green Valley Range.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in January, with highs in Las Vegas at 17°C and lows at 5°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tucson.

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Entertainment Center
Top Shot Las Vegas
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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gates Pass and Catalina State Park. Step out of Tucson with an excursion to St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Tucson Mountain Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tucson itinerary website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Tucson by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Tucson. 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 · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Gates Pass
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State Park
Catalina State Park
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

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, then take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and then examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip planner.

Drive from Tucson to Santa Fe in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Tucson in January, with highs in Santa Fe at 7°C and lows at -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 · Museums
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Ski Santa Fe
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Religious Site
San Miguel Chapel
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Meadows Museum and Chandor Gardens. Step out of Dallas to go to Irving and see Founder's Plaza Observation Area, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, browse the collection at Half Price Books, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pioneer Park Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Ridge Preserve managed by Audubon Dallas..

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas journey planning website.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Dallas in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, expect Dallas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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Art Museum
Meadows Museum
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Wild Bill's Western Store
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glenwood Cemetery and Wolf Creek Park. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Brenham (Antique Rose Emporium & Toubin Park) and Barrington Living History Farm (in Washington). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Escape Zone, walk around Smither Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakewood Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Houston online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dallas to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in January; daily highs in Houston reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery
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