20 days in United States Itinerary

20 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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Tucson
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Santa Fe
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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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 The Last Bookstore. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. 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 · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, then get your game on at Top Shot Las Vegas, and then partake in some friendly competition at Alibi Las Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center and then head outdoors with Green Valley Range.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas holiday builder.

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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gates Pass and Balloon Rides. Step out of Tucson to go to Florence and see St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Catalina State Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tucson Mountain Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tucson road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Tucson takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Tucson is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Tucson are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (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 · Outdoors · Tours

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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, take in nature's colorful creations at Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and then see the interesting displays at The Harrell House Bug Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces 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 other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Getting from Tucson to Santa Fe by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly; or drive. Traveling from Tucson in January, expect Santa Fe to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Dallas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Meadows Museum and Chandor Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Founder's Plaza Observation Area in Irving (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, identify plant and animal life at Cedar Ridge Preserve managed by Audubon Dallas., examine the collection at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, and browse the collection at Half Price Books.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dallas trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Dallas takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, expect Dallas to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glenwood Cemetery and Barrington Living History Farm. Venture out of the city with trips to Brenham (Antique Rose Emporium & Toubin Park) and Wolf Creek Park (in Coldspring). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, stroll around Smither Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakewood Church, and admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.

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Traveling by car from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, things will get a bit warmer in Houston: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

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Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery
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