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:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
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: make a trip to The Chandelier Tree, see the interesting displays at America Tropical Interpretive Center, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and browse the collection at Los Angeles Central Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road 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. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, then practice your aim at Top Shot Las Vegas, then enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with 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 find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier 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 time for travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Nightlife Outdoors

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 lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Gates Pass, look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Mountain Park, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tucson day trip website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tucson, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): hit the slopes at Ski Santa Fe, then 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 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at New Mexico Museum of Art, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the masterpieces at San Miguel Chapel.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Tucson to Santa Fe in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, Santa Fe is cooler than Tucson - with highs of 7°C and lows of -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for 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 discover tucked-away gems like Chandor Gardens and Cedar Ridge Preserve managed by Audubon Dallas.. Change things up with a short trip to Founder's Plaza Observation Area in Irving (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Trinity River Audubon Center, look for gifts at Wild Bill's Western Store, get lost in a book at Half Price Books, and see the interesting displays at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planning website .

You can fly from Santa Fe to Dallas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Santa Fe in January, expect Dallas to be a bit warmer, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Cap off 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wolf Creek Park and Glenwood Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: Barrington Living History Farm (in Washington) and Brenham (Antique Rose Emporium & Toubin Park). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Lone Star Flight Museum, test your team's savvy at Quest Shark Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and see the interesting displays at Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

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Getting from Dallas to Houston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; 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 up 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, Barrington Living History Farm, Wolf Creek Park
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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