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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 3 nights
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Houston
— 3 nights
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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. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, and browse the collection at Los Angeles Central Library.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the 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. In January, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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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.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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 St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Catalina State Park, get interesting insight from Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Mountain Park, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Saguaro National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tucson journey planning site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Tucson in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Tucson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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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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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 Wild Bill's Western Store. Venture out of the city with trips to Chandor Gardens (in Weatherford) and Founder's Plaza Observation Area (in Irving). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Trinity River Audubon Center, stroll the grounds of Pioneer Park Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum : The Samurai Collection, and get lost in a book at Half Price Books.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Dallas online trip maker.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Dallas in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. 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 go by car to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Brenham (Antique Rose Emporium & Toubin Park), Wolf Creek Park (in Coldspring) and Barrington Living History Farm (in Washington). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Lone Star Flight Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Lakewood Church, admire the natural beauty at Hermann Park's Japanese Garden, and stroll around Smither Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Houston trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Dallas to Houston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas in January, expect Houston to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 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

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.